Works
 

Give And Take

Description

Give and Take was created for the tenth anniversary of Tharp's company and was performed only for that season. The work, created in the American Bicentennial year, was also an homage to George Balanchine for his contributions to ballet in America. In the long-standing musical tradition of basing a set of variations on an existing theme, Tharp samples a phrase from his ballet Stars and Stripes. The resulting variations were presented as a thank you to Mr. Balanchine, who was in attendance for the premiere.

Photos

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  • Tharp and Washington rehearse in the studio on Franklin Street. ©Twyla Tharp
  • Wright in performance. ©Lois Greenfield

Video

Company dancers in an excerpt from "The Liberty Bell."
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Music

Music Program:

1. Prelude and Fugue in C minor
Composed by Gregor Werner
Date Unkown

2. Stars and Stripes Forever
Composed by John Phillip Sousa
Originally recorded in 1897

3. The Chimes of Liberty
Composed by Edwin Franko Goldman – 1937

4. American Patrol
Composed by Frank Meacham – 1885
Published by Carl Fisher – 1891

5. The Liberty Bell
Composed by John Phillip Sousa
From the Operetta “ The Devil’s Deputy” – 1893

6. Willow Weep for Me
Written and Composed by Ann Ronell – 1932

Audio Sample: 

Prelude and Fugue in C Minor
Composed by Gregor Werner

Performance History

Twyla Tharp Dance
March 25, 1976
Notes:

Additional performances on March 26 and April 3 & 4, 1976
Works on this program: Give and Take (premiere), Eight Jelly RollsThe Fugue

Twyla Tharp Dance
March 27, 1976
Notes:

Additional performances on March 28, 31 & April 1-2, 1976
Works on this program: Give and Take, The Rags Suite, Bach Duet, Sue's Leg

Twyla Tharp Dance
Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland
September 4, 1976
Notes:

Additional performance on September 6, 1976
Works on this program: Give and Take, The Rags Suite, Sue's Leg, Bach Duet

Twyla Tharp Dance
The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland
September 6, 1976
Notes:

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