In the inaugural episode of the PBS series "Dance in America," Sue's Leg is performed in its entirety by the original cast. Camera angles and movement were devised to amplify the choreography. Close-ups create an intimate look at a soloist; long crane shots augment scale.
This recording captures four core company members at their peak of performance, preserving the dancers’ investment in the tight ensemble work unique to this Tharp group.
Wright, Rawe and Tharp perform on set. ©Herbert Migdoll
Wright, Rawe, Tharp and Rinker perform on set. ©Herbert Migdoll
Tharp and Rinker perform on set. ©Twyla Tharp
Tharp on a poster for the inaugural episode of "Dance In America." ©Herbert Migdoll