Works
 

One, Two, Three

Description

The first section of One, Two, Three furthers the investigation of locomotive counterpoint that was set forth in Twelve Foot Change as the dancers execute fouettés (both en dehors and en dedans) that push out from center stage to the opposite ends of the space. In the second section the dancers perform solos of complex combinations, a swirl of movement tailored to each dancer's strengths.

One, Two, Three and the next work, Jam, were often performed back-to-back, forming an "opposition pair". Whereas One, Two, Three is bright, ordered and Apollonian, Jam is chaotic and Dionysian, the movements hurled far from the dancer’s center.

Photos

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  • One Two Three
    Rudner, Margery Tupling and Tharp rehearse in the studio at 104 Franklin Street in 1967. ©Robert Barry
  • One Two Three
    Jenkins, Rudner and Tharp perform at the Hunter Playhouse. ©Twyla Tharp
  • One Two Three
    Rudner in performance. ©Robert Barry

Performance History

Twyla Tharp and Dancers
The Hunter Playhouse, New York, NY
February 2, 1967
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Premiere performance

Twyla Tharp and Dancers
March 3, 1967
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Additional performance on March 4, 1967
Works on this program: Cede Blue Lake, Twelve Foot Change, Jam, One, Two, Three, Re-Moves

Twyla Tharp and Dancers
July 1, 1967
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Additional performances July 2 & 3, 1967
Works on this program: One, Two Three, Yancey Dance (premiere), Jam, Cede Blue Lake

Twyla Tharp and Dancers
SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY
July 6, 1967
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Works on this program: Disperse, Yancey Dance, Jam, One, Two, Three, Three Page Sonata for Four (premiere)

Twyla Tharp and Dancers
University of Albany, Albany, NY
April 18, 1969
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