Works
 

Unprocessed

Description

Sara Rudner remembers seeing Unprocessed:  "I did see a performance in the gallery all those years ago. I remember...[Twyla] dancing some difficult bit...Margie would remember more. She is the memory bank."  

Margaret Jenkins writes, "I remember Unprocessed as a work in which I was bound in elastic and had to slowly peel it off and then walk down some steps at Hunter, and eventually crack an egg on the floor and continue doing a backwards sommersault." 

A large cellophane canopy rustles and billows overhead, accompanying the dancers. The dance ends when the canopy descends and covers the dancers: a final curtain trapping the performers and stilling the movement.  

Photos

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  • Unprocessed
    Tharp rehearses at Hunter College. ©Robert Barry

Performance History

Twyla Tharp and Dancers
December 1, 1965
Notes:

Additional performances December 2 & 3, 1965
Works on this program: Cede Blue Lake (premiere), Unprocessed (premiere)

Twyla Tharp and Dancers
London School for Contemporary Dance, London, United Kingdom
March 6, 1967
Notes:

Additional performance on March 9, 1967
Works on this program: Cede Blue Lake, Unprocessed, Re-Moves