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Yancey Dance

Description

Yancey Dance premiered eight months earlier as Twelve Foot Change. The major change to the dance is the addition of music by Jimmy Yancey. The choreography was not altered from the previous work, but simply performed against the music, juxtaposing the soulful tune with the stark, objectified movement.

Photos

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  • Tharp, Rudner and Jenkins in Twelve Foot Changean early version of Yancey Dance. ©Robert Barry

Music

Music Program:

How Long Blues
Traditional
Performed by Jimmy Yancey - 1939

Performance History

Twyla Tharp and Dancers
July 1, 1967
Notes:

Additional performances July 2 & 3, 1967
Works on this program: One, Two Three, Yancey Dance (premiere), Jam, Cede Blue Lake

Twyla Tharp and Dancers
SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY
July 6, 1967
Notes:

Works on this program: Disperse, Yancey Dance, Jam, One, Two, Three, Three Page Sonata for Four (premiere)