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Simon Medley

Description

Simon Medley is set to a selection of songs by Paul Simon. It was first performed as the final section of The Hodge Podge presented at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Wearing athletic outfits, the dancers walk, pop, clap and shuffle through the sections, taking turns watching each other perform.

Photos

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  • Washington and Anthony Ferro in a later performance. ©Twyla Tharp
  • Uchida, Way and Washington perform. ©Twyla Tharp

Video

Brief excerpts including "Me and Julio," "One Man's Ceiling" and "Feeling Groovy."
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Music

Music Program:

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

2. 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

3. 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

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

Audio Sample: 

Me And Julio Down By The School Yard
By Paul SImon

Performance History

Twyla Tharp Dance
May 12, 1977
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Additional performance on May 19, 1977
Works on this program:  The Hodge Podge (premiere), Mud (premiere), The Bix Pieces

Twyla Tharp Dance
Ravinia, Highland Park, IL
July 25, 1977
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