Twelve Foot Change


Twelve Foot Change is an exercise in canon. Three dancers cross the space from opposing sides and move towards a central axis. Wearing sunglasses and parkas, the dancers move with stark rigidity. From within the warmth of the costumes, it is as though the dancers are protected from the coolness of the movement. 


  • Tharp (front), Rudner (middle) and Jenkins (back) perform at Judson Memorial Church. ©Twyla Tharp

Performance History

Twyla Tharp and Dancers
Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY
October 29, 1966

Additional performances on October 30 & 31, 1966
Works on this program: Re-Moves (premiere), Twelve Foot Change (premiere), Tank Dive

Twyla Tharp and Dancers
March 3, 1967

Additional performance on March 4, 1967
Works on this program: Cede Blue Lake, Twelve Foot Change, Jam, One, Two, Three, Re-Moves