Works
 

The Willie Smith Series

Description

The Willie Smith Series is approximately seventeen hours of videotaped dance improvisations recorded over the course of Tharp’s pregnancy. She improvised daily to a Willie Smith vinyl, but recorded only half an hour every other week. Tharp focused on movement possibilities that developed as her pregnancy progressed. These recordings were later used to build material for Baker’s Dozen (1979)

Photos

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  • Tharp with video equipment in the attic of the New Berlin farmhouse in 1970.  ©Robert Huot

Video

Excerpts of Tharp in the farmhouse attic.
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Music

Music Program:

Various records by Willie "The Lion Smith"

Echoes of Spring
Published by Commodore Records in 1939