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Pergolesi

Description

Pergolesi is a distillation of the second act from Cutting Up. Originally a duet for Tharp and Mikhail Baryshnikov, the solo version shows off his subtle charm and easy virtuosity. The choreography references a number of roles from Baryshnikov’s classical repertory, including Le Corsaire, L’après-midi d'un faune, Le Spectre de la Rose and Swan Lake. These allusions are punctuated with Tharp’s signature style of quick footwork and dynamic shifts in weight and direction. 

Photos

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  • Pergolesi
    Baryshnikov in performance. © Kevin Fitzsimmons
  • Baryshnikov in performance. © Jaques Moatti
  • Baryshnikov in performance. © Kevin Fitzsimons
  • Baryshnikov in performance. © Jaques Moatti

Video

Baryshnikov in Pergolesi as performed in Cutting Up.
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Music

Music Program:

Selected movements by, or attributed to Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Arranged by Edward Smaldone

1. Allegro (2nd Movement of Concertino No. 1 in G Major)
2. Adagio (1st Movement of Concertino No. 5 in F Minor)
3. Vivace (3rd Movement of Concertino No. 3 in A Major)
4. Andante (2nd Movement of Sinfonia in F Major)
5. Maestoso (1st Movement of Sinfonia in F Major)
6. Allegro (1st Movement of Adriano in Siria)

Audio Sample: 

Allegro (1st Movement of Adriano in Siria)
Composed by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

Performance History

Sadler's Wells, London, United Kingdom
June 4, 1993
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Additional performance on June 5, 1993

July 20, 1993
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Additional performance on July 21, 1993

July 23, 1993
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Additional performances on July 24 & 25, 1993

July 27, 1993
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Additional performance on July 28, 1993

Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, Los Angeles, CA
July 30, 1993
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Additional performances on July 31 & August 1, 1993

Segerstrom Hall, Costa Mesa, CA
August 5, 1993
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Additional performances on August 6 & 7, 1993

Civic Auditorium, Portland, OR
August 10, 1993
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Additional performance on August 11, 1993

5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle, WA
August 13, 1993
Seroyan Theatre, Fresno, CA
August 17, 1993
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Additional performance on August 18, 1993

Arlington Theater, Santa Barbara, CA
August 20, 1993
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Additional performances of August 21 & 22, 1993

Capitol Theater, Salt Lake City, UT
August 23, 1993
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Additional performances on August 24 & 25, 1993

August 27, 1993
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Additional performances on August 28 & 29, 1993

Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe, NM
September 2, 1993
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Additional performance on September 3, 1993

Teresa Carreño , Caracas, Venezuela
November 1, 1993
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Additional performance on November 2, 1993

Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
November 6, 1993
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Additional performance on November 7, 1993

Theatro Municipal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
November 9, 1993
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Additional performances on November 10 & 11, 1993

Theatro Guaira, Curitiba, Brazil
November 16, 1993
Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires, Argentina
November 19, 1993
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Additional performance on November 21, 1993

Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Santiago, Chile
November 25, 1993
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Additional performance on November 26, 1993

New York State Theater, New York, NY
March 1, 1994
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Additional performances March 2-6, 1994

Peter Boal and Company
The Joyce Theater, New York, NY
March 16, 2004
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Additional performances March 17-21, 2004