Works
 

Westerly Round

Description

As Tharp discusses in her book The Creative Habit, the inspiration for Westerly Round came from a news article about a piece of ancient pottery bearing one of the earliest known representations of tribal migration. This primitive image of people linking hands is woven together with folk dance references in Tharp’s work. The four dancers are high-spirited and playful as they leap, spin and do-si-do in a display of the American frontier spirit: a blend of individualism and partnership.

 

Photos

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  • Westerly Round
    Bowman, Selya, Parkinson and Brady perform. ©Mike Van Sleen  
  • Westerly Round
    Brady, Parkinson, Bowman and Selya in performance. ©Mike Van Sleen  
  • Westerly Round
    Parkinson, Brady, Selya and Bowman perform.   ©Mike Van Sleen  

Video

Company dancers Charlie Neshyba-Hodges, Emily Coates, Jason McDole and Dario Vaccaro perform Westerly Round in 2003.  
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Music

Music Program:

Call Of The Mockingbird
Composed by Mark O'Connor
From the album "Fanfare For The Volunteer: Three Pieces For Violin And Orchestra"
Released by Sony Classical - 1994

Performance History

Twyla Tharp Dance
Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
June 23, 2001
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Additional performance on June 24, 2001
Works on this program: Hammerklavier (premiere), Junk Duet, Westerly Round (premiere)

Twyla Tharp Dance
June 30, 2001
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Works on this program: The One Hundreds, Junk Duet, Westerly Round

Twyla Tharp Dance
World Trade Center, New York, NY
September 8, 2001
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Works on this program: Mozart Clarinet Quintet K.581, Sinatra Suite (excerpts), Westerly Round

Twyla Tharp Dance
January 11, 2003
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Additional performance on January 12, 2003
Works on this program: Even The King (premiere), Westerly Round, Surfer At The River Styx

Twyla Tharp Dance
Jones Hall, Houston, TX
January 24, 2003
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Twyla Tharp Dance
The Egg, Albany, NY
February 15, 2003
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Twyla Tharp Dance
March 26, 2003
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Twyla Tharp Dance
June 18, 2003
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Additional performances on June 19-22, 2003
Works on this program: Junk Duet, The Fugue, Westerly Round, Surfer At The River Styx

Twyla Tharp Dance
June 26, 2003
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Additional performances on June 27 & 28, 2003
Works on this program: Westerly Round, Even The King, Surfer At The River Styx

Twyla Tharp Dance
Sadler's Wells, London, United Kingdom
July 3, 2003
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Additional performances on July 4 & 5, 2003
Works on this program: Surfer At The River Styx, The Fugue, Junk Duet, Westerly Round

Twyla Tharp Dance
Joyce Theater, New York, NY
July 28, 2003
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Twyla Tharp Dance
McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton, NJ
September 25, 2003
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