Modeled on "The Musical Offering" by Johann Sebastian Bach, The Fugue consists of a twenty-count theme which is developed into twenty variations. The theme is modified through a number of reversals, inversions, retrogrades and repetitions, re-sequencing and rhythmic manipulations. Each of the three dancers represents a musical register: bass, alto, soprano. The only sound is the dancers' footfalls on an amplified stage.
The Fugue is the first work intended to become a piece of active repertory. The works that preceded were created as exercises; The Fugue is a culmination of those lessons. It is also the earliest work to be licensed by other dance companies.
Additional performances on August 17 & 19, 2013