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Generation

Description

Generation consists of five simultaneous solos, each dancer in her own separate orbit. The dynamic ebbs and wanes as the movement changes tempo and quality; actions build until the dancers are moving so fast or so slow that the integrity of the original phrases disintegrates.

Generation was made for a gymnasium, or any space where the audience could view the dance from multiple angles.

Photos

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  • Rudner, Tupling, Dickinson, Wright and Tharp in the studio at 104 Franklin Street in New York City. ©Robert Barry
  • Tharp in performance. ©Robert Propper

Performance History

Twyla Tharp and Dancers
Wagner College Gymnasium, Staten Island, NY
February 9, 1968
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Works on this program: Disperse, Generation (premiere), One Way (premiere), Forevermore (premiere)

Twyla Tharp and Dancers
February 24, 1969
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Additional performance on February, 29, 1969
Works on this program: Group Activities, Generation

Twyla Tharp and Dancers
University of Albany, Albany, NY
April 18, 1969
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Twyla Tharp and Dancers
The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
November 11, 1969
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Works on this program: Dancing in the Streets... (premiere) included excerpts from Tank Dive, Disperse, Group Activities, Generation, After 'Suite', Medley

Twyla Tharp and Dancers
January 22, 1970
Notes:

Works on this program: Dancing in the Streets... included excerpts from: Tank Dive, Disperse, Group Activities, Generation, After 'Suite', Medley

Twyla Tharp Dance
The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland
September 6, 1976
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Additional performances on September 7 & 8, 1976
Works on this program: Country Dances, From Hither and Yon (premiere), The Fugue

Twyla Tharp Dance
May 12, 1977
Notes:

Additional performance on May 19, 1977
Works on this program:  The Hodge Podge (premiere), Mud (premiere), The Bix Pieces

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