Works
 

Noir

Description

Tharp presented an early version of Noir in the performances that followed her residency at the Kennedy Center in 1994. The dance was later revised as a stand-alone work and premiered by Grand Théâtre de Genève Ballet.

In a series of vingettes, Noir presents five dancers blind to the ballerina in bright red who walks among them. The ballerina slowly dominates the other dancers, forcing her influence upon them. When they can no longer ignore her presence, the dancers collapse upon one another and she towers above them en pointe.

Photos

100
  • Noir
    Grand Théâtre de Genève Ballet dancers in performance. © Archives of the Grand Théâtre de Genève
  • Grand Théâtre de Genève Ballet dancers in performance. © Archives of the Grand Théâtre de Genève
  • Grand Théâtre de Genève Ballet dancers in performance. © Archives of the Grand Théâtre de Genève

Video

Twyla Tharp Dance in an early version of Noir as performed in Twyla Tharp In Washington: New Works.
1 of 1

Music

Audio Sample: 

44 Duos for Two Violins, Sz. 98, BB 104
Composed by Béla Bartók - 1931

Performance History

Grand Théâtre de Genève, Genève, Switzerland
January 30, 1998
Notes:

Additional performances on January 31 - February 11, 1998

University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
December 11, 2008
Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Bloomington, IN
October 8, 2010
Notes:

Additional performance on October 9, 2010