In the summer of 1994, Tharp and company began a two-month residency at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The culminating performance Twyla Tharp In Washington: New Works is a lecture/demonstration-style presentation of the material Tharp developed over that summer.
Tharp first introduced the lecture/demonstration format in the late 1960s. She often used the format to deconstruct completed works. Twyla Tharp in Washington, however, was scripted and choreographed simultaneously.
Caddell and Selya perform. © Tom Brazil
Caddell, Selya, Jacobsson, DeChiazza, Stevens and Porter rehearse "Bartok." © Joan Marcus
Mahoney, Stevens and Porter in performance. © Tom Brazil
Company dancers in performance. © Tom Brazil
Selya and Caddell perform "Bartok." © Tom Brazil
Tharp in performance. © Tom Brazil
Additional performances through October 2, 1994
Additional performances on January 17-21 & 23-28, 1995
Performed under the title: "Twyla Tharp Red, White & Blue: New Works"