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The Rags Suite

Description

Tharp excerpted three duets from The Raggedy Dances to create this short suite. Two ragtime recordings bookend the Mozart variations.

Photos

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  • Way and Rawe perform at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 1976. ©Lois Greenfield

Video

Way and Rawe in performance.
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Music

Music Program:

Fig Leaf Rag and The Ragtime Dance
Composed by Scott Joplin – 1908
Piano by Joshua Rifkin
From Rifkin’s Album “Scott Joplin Piano Rags”
Published by Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records – 1974

Ah, Vous Dirai-je, Maman / Variations in C major, KV 265
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – circa 1781

Audio Sample: 

 Ah, Vous Dirai-je, Maman
Composed by W.A. Mozart

Performance History

Twyla Tharp Dance
Municipal Auditorium, Austin, TX
September 10, 1975
Notes:

Works on this program: Sue's Leg, Bach Duet, The Rags Suite (premiere), Ocean's Motion

Twyla Tharp Dance
Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX
September 13, 1975
Notes:

Additional performance on September 14, 1975
Works on this program: Sue's Leg, Bach Duet, The Rags Suite Ocean's Motion, The Fugue

Twyla Tharp Dance
San Antonio Ballet Society, San Antonio, TX
September 20, 1975
Notes:

Additional performance on September 21, 1975
Works on this program: Sue's Leg, Bach Duet, The Rags Suite, Ocean's Motion, The Fugue

Twyla Tharp Dance
February 5, 1976
Notes:

Additional performances on February 6 & 7, 1976
Works on this program: The Rags Suite, Bach Duet, The Fugue, Eight Jelly Rolls

Twyla Tharp Dance
February 12, 1976
Notes:

Additional performance on February 13, 1976
Works on this program: Eight Jelly Rolls, The Fugue, The Rags Suite, Bach Duet

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
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
July 29, 1980
Notes:

Additional performances on July 31 & August 2, 1980
Works on this program: The Rags Suite, Assorted Quartets (premiere), The Fugue, Ocean's Motion

Twyla Tharp Dance
Murray Theater at Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
August 27, 1980
Notes:

Additional performances on August 29 & 31, 1980
Works on this program: The Rags Suite, Short Stories (premiere), The Fugue, Brahms Paganini