Confessions Of A Cornermaker

Confessions Of A Cornermaker
World premiere date
Dance sections

I. Bach Duet: Uchida and Whitener

II. Baker's Dozen: Wright, Rawe, Way, Washington, Uchida, Kurshals, Whitener, Carrafa, Malashock, Kellogg, Rudner, Chryst

III. Short Stories: Way, Rawe, Washington, Carrafa, Kurshals, Whitener, Kellogg, Glasner, Malashock and Rudner

Dancers

Sara Rudner, Rose Marie Wright, Tom Rawe, Jennifer Way, Shelley Washington, Christine Uchida, Raymond Kurshals, William Whitener, John CarrafaJohn MalashockMary Ann Kellogg, Gary Chryst

with Twyla Tharp

Runtime
00:46:31
Other program information

Executive Producer: Merril Brockway

Tharp collaborated with producer Merrill Brockway to create Confessions of A Cornermaker. This television special includes performances of two complete works, Baker’s Dozen and Short Stories, and a duet excerpted from Third Suite. The production is a straightforward presentation of each dance, without an additional documentary or heavy video effects.

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    A screen capture showing Uchida and Whitener in an excerpt from Third Suite. © Twyla Tharp
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    Kellogg and Carrafa in Short Stories. © Twyla Tharp
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    Malashock and Rudner in Short Stories as performed in Confessions of a Cornermaker. © Twyla Tharp
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    A screen capture featuring Rudner and company dancers in Baker's Dozen. © Twyla Tharp
Full music program

Bach Duet:

"Air" from Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068
Composed by J.S. Bach - 1725

Baker's Dozen:

1. Relaxin’
Composed by Willie ‘The Lion’ Smith
Transcribed and Performed by Dick Hyman

2. Echo of Spring
Composed by Willie ‘The Lion’ Smith - 1939
Transcribed and Performed by Dick Hyman

3. Tango A La Caprice
Composed by Willie ‘The Lion’ Smith
Copyright 1939
Transcribed and Performed by Dick Hyman

4. Concentratin’
Composed by Willie ‘The Lion’ Smith
Transcribed and Performed by Dick Hyman

5. Relaxin’
Composed by Willie ‘The Lion’ Smith
Transcribed and Performed by Dick Hyman

Short Stories:

1. Lover Boy
Performed by Supertramp
Written by Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson
From the Album “Even In The Quietest Moments” – 1977
Released by A&M Records

2. Jungleland
Written and Performed by Bruce Springsteen
From The Album “Born To Run” – 1975
Released by Columbia Records