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.
Partita No.2 in D minor for solo violin (BWV 1004)
Composed by J.S Bach 1717-1723
Additional performance on December 11, 1983
Additional performances on November 3, 5 & 9, 2013
Additional Performances in September 6 (Mat & Eve) and 7 (Mat).
Additional Performances on October 4 (Mat & Eve) & 5.