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The Hodge Podge

Description

The Hodge Podge is a compendium piece, containing excerpts from Give And Take as well as a number of pedestrian elements from Tharp’s earlier works: eggs were dropped (Re-Moves), a chair smashed (Disperse) and the dancers swapped clothing while reading aloud from a book (Dancing In The Streets...).

The final two sections were premieres set to the music of Paul Simon. Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover, a solo for Tharp, was accompanied live by Simon. The solo introduced Simon Medley, which was performed immediately after to four of Simon’s recordings.

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  • Rawe, Wright (reading), Washington, Lennon, Kurshals and Colton perform "The Home Phrase" from Dancing in the Streets... ©Lois Greenfield

Music

Music Program:

In program order:

1. Stars and Stripes Forever
Composed by John Phillip Sousa – 1897

2. Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover
By Paul Simon
From the Album “Still Crazy After All These Years”
Released by Columbia Records – 1975

3. Me And Julio Down By The School Yard
By Paul Simon
From the Album “Paul Simon”
Released by Columbia Records – 1972

4. One Man’s Ceiling is Another Man’s Floor
By Paul Simon
From the Album “There Goes Rhymin’ Simon”
Released by Columbia-Warner Records – 1973

5. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feeling Groovy)
Written By Paul Simon
From the Album “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme”
By Simon and Garfunkel
Released by Columbia Records – 1966

6. American Tune
By Paul Simon
From the Album “There Goes Rhymin’ Simon”
Released by Columbia-Warner Records – 1973

Audio Sample: 

Stars And Stripes Forever
By John Philip Sousa

Performance History

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

Twyla Tharp Dance
Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN
May 27, 1977
Notes:

Additional performances May 28 - June 4, 1977
Works on this program: The Hodge Podge, Mud, The Bix Pieces

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