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As Time Goes By

Description

As Time Goes By was created for The Joffrey Ballet and premiered the same year as Deuce Coupe. The work is Tharp's first based solely in the ballet vocabulary. Opening with a sharp, percussive solo in silence for a ballerina en pointe, the ballet quickly builds to a sextet then into the full company in rapidly changing formations and intricately coordinated movements. As Haydn’s “Farewell Symphony” slowly diminishes instrument by instrument, the dancers, too, drain the stage leaving a solo male dancer to close the ballet. 

Photos

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  • D'Angelo, Grenier and Uchida in performance. ©Tom Rawe
  • Nearhoof and Henry Berg in a later performance. ©Tom Rawe
  • Rodriguez (in black) and members of the ensemble in performance. ©Tom Rawe

Video

Brief excerpts featuring dancers of The Joffrey Ballet.
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Music

Music Program:

Symphony No.45 in F-Sharp Minor, 3rd & 4th movements
Composed by Franz Joseph Haydn - 1772

I: Allegro assai
II: Adagio
III: Menuet: Allegretto
IV: Finale: Presto, Adagio

Audio Sample: 

Finale: Presto

Performance History

New York City Center, New York, NY
October 24, 1973
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Premiere performance

Additional performance on October 26, 1973

New York City Center, New York, NY
October 8, 1975
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Additional performances on October 11 & 16, 1975

New York City Center, New York, NY
October 12, 1975
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Works on this program: As Time Goes By, Deuce Coupe II

War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, CA
June 4, 1976
New York City Center, New York, NY
October 17, 1976
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Additional performances on October 23, 26 & 30, 1976

Twyla Tharp Dance
February 4, 1987
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Additional performances on February 5-7, 14-15 & 24, 1987
Works on this program: As Time Goes By, The Catherine Wheel III

Palais Garnier, Paris, France
February 18, 1989
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Works on this program: As Time Goes By, Rules Of The Game (premiere)

Twyla Tharp Dance
Tanz '94, Vienna, Austria
February 24, 1994
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Boston Ballet Studios, Boston, MA
July 30, 2016
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Excerpt of AS TIME GOES BY.
Musical Arts Center, IU, Bloomington, IN
September 30, 2016
Musical Arts Center, IU, Bloomington, IN
October 1, 2016