I. Van Hamel, Tippet with Jaffe, Raffa, Kudo, Carberry, Barbee, Wright, Boggs, Adams
II. Gregory, Bujones with Jaffe, Raffa, Kudo, Carberry, Barbee, Wright, Boggs, Adams
III. Gregory, Van Hamel, Messac, Bujones, Tippet, La Fosse
IV. Messac, La Fosse with Harvey, Fonseca, Yeager, Renvall, Spizzo, Gardner
V. Entire Cast and Allen, Austin, Brown, Carr, Collier, Goldman, Hernandez, Hobart, Katerndahl, Madonia, Moore, Rinehart, Rose, Ryan, Spelman, Stallings
Cynthia Gregory, Martine Van Hamel, Magali Messac
Fernando Bujones, Clark Tippet, Robert LaFosse
Susan Jaffe, Nancy Raffa, Elaine Kudo, Deirdre Carberry, Cynthia Harvey, Cheryl Yeager, Christine Spizzo
Victor Barbee, Craig Wright, Gil Boggs, Brian Adams, Peter Fonseca, Johan Renvall, John Gardner
Melissa Allen, Elaine Austin, Gabrielle Brown, Elizabeth Carr, Nancy Collier, Suzanne Goldman, Alina Hernandez, Careen Hobart, Lucette Katerndahl, Valerie Madonia, Kathleen Moore, Lisa Rinehart, Amy Rose, Hilary Ryan, Anna Spelman, Carla Stallings
Costumes Executed by Barbara Matera
Bach Partita was choreographed for American Ballet Theatre at a time when the company’s ranks were replete with exceptional artists. This pure-dance ballet is one of Tharp’s largest, created for six principal dancers, fourteen soloists and sixteen corps ballerinas.
Bach’s “Partita No. 2 in D minor” is a pillar in the canon of works for solo violin. It displays not only his knowledge of the instrument, but also the scope of his imagination. In much the same way, the choreography demands technical facility and artistry from every dancer in the cast, principals to corps.
American Ballet Theatre dancers in rehearsal.
Partita No.2 in D minor for solo violin (BWV 1004)
Composed by J.S Bach 1717-1723
Composed by J.S. Bach
This audio is from the premiere performance at The Kennedy Center on December 9th, 1983