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The Golden Section

Description

The finale of The Catherine Wheel was first performed as a stand-alone excerpt nearly two years after the Broadway production. In The Golden Section, dancers wear gilded athletic outfits as they soar through the space; the choreography bursts with momentum. There exists between the dancers a spirit of fraternity and trust. The partnering is difficult, even dangerous, and the dancers show their faith in one another by diving in head first, knowing that their partners will be there to catch them.

Photos

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  • Carrafa, Whitener, Uchida and Washington in The Golden Section as performed in the BBC production of The Catherine Wheel. ©Don Pardue
  • Kellogg and Malashock in The Golden Section as performed in the BBC production of The Catherine Wheel. © Martha Swope
  • Company dancers in The Golden Section as performed in the BBC production of The Catherine Wheel. © Don Pardue
  • Way and Colton in The Golden Section as performed in the BBC production of The Catherine Wheel. © Paul B. Goode

Video

An excerpt from The Golden Section as performed in the BBC production of The Catherine Wheel.
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Music

Music Program:

1. Five Golden Sections
Written by David Byrne
Basses, Guitars, Triggered Calliope, Vibes by David Byrne
Drums by Yogi Horton
Double Belled Euphonium by Douglas Gray
Gung Chong by John Chernoff

2. What a Day That Was
Written by David Byrne
Bass, Guitars, Synthesizers by David Byrne
Drums by John Cooksey
Congas by Steve Scales

3. Big Blue Plymouth
Written by David Byrne
Vocals, Guitars by David Byrne
Vocals by Sue Halloran
Concert Toms, Drums by Yogi Horton

4. Light Bath
Written by David Byrne
Percussion by John Chernoff
Triggered Flutes by David Byrne

Audio Sample: 

Five Golden Sections
By David Byrne

Performance History

Twyla Tharp Dance
November 8, 1983
Notes:

Works on this program: The Golden Section (premiere), Eight Jelly Rolls

Twyla Tharp Dance
Auditorium Theater, Chicago, IL
February 25, 1984
Notes:
Twyla Tharp Dance
Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne, Australia
February 6, 1988
Notes:

Additional performances on February 8-9, 1988
Works on this program: The Little Ballet, Assorted Quartets (under the title "Four Down Under"), Bad Smells, The Golden Section

Twyla Tharp Dance
Her Majesty's Theatre, Sydney, Australia
February 20, 1988
Notes:

Additional performances on February 26-27, 1988
Works on this program: The Little BalletAssorted Quartets (under the title "Four Down Under"), Bad SmellsThe Golden Section

Twyla Tharp Dance
His Majesty's Theatre, Perth, Australia
March 3, 1988
Notes:

Additional performance on March 5, 1988
Works on this program: The Little Ballet, Assorted Quartets (under the title "Four Down Under"), Bad Smells, The Golden Section

Twyla Tharp Dance
The Opera Theatre, Adelaide, Australia
March 12, 1988
Notes:

Additional performance on March 14, 1988
Works on this program: The Little BalletAssorted Quartets (under the title "Four Down Under"), Bad SmellsThe Golden Section

Twyla Tharp Dance
Canberra Theatre, Canberra, Australia
March 18, 1988
Notes:

Additional performance on March 19, 1988
Works on this program: The Little BalletAssorted Quartets (under the title "Four Down Under"), Bad SmellsThe Golden Section

Twyla Tharp Dance
March 24, 1988
Notes:

Additional performance on March 25, 1988
Works on this program: Assorted Quartets (under the title "Four Down Under"), The Little Ballet, Bad Smells, The Golden Section

Twyla Tharp Dance
October 5, 1991
Twyla Tharp Dance
New York City Center, New York, NY
January 30, 1992
Notes:

Additional performances on February 1 & 2, 1992
Works on this program: Sextet (premiere), Men's Piece, The Golden Section

Twyla Tharp Dance
Palais Garnier, Paris, France
October 12, 1993
Notes:

Additional performances on October 14 & 16, 1993
Works on this program: Nine Sinatra Songs, Octet, The Golden Section

April 28, 2011
Notes:

Additional performances on April 29-30, 2011

October 28, 2011
Notes:

Dance In America: Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp.
Works on this program: The Golden Section

Knight Theatre, Charlotte, North Carolina
April 25, 2013
Notes:

Additional performances on April 26 & 27, 2013