Works
 

Sextet

Description

Sextet is a virtuosic pure-dance work for three couples. The choreography is fast, flamboyant and technically rigorous. The couples enter and exit, taking turns to perform the exacting steps and whiplash partnering. They move with the kind of abandon available only to the most proficient dancer.

Photos

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  • Costume sketches for dancers Delanoe and Brown by designer Santo Loquasto. ©Twyla Tharp

Video

An excerpt from a 1990 studio showing. Performed by Kelly Cass, Susan Jaffe, Isabella Padovani, Guillaume Graffin, Keith Roberts and Damian Woetzel.
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Music

Music Program:

Original Score by Bob Telson
Later recorded for the album "Calling You"
Released by Warner Bros - 1993

In September 1993, the music for Sextet was changed to a commissioned score by Peter Melnick.

Performance History

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
New York City Center, New York, NY
September 15, 1993
Notes:

Additional performances on September 17-18, 22 & 24-25, 1993
Works on this program: Fever, Sextet, Demeter & Persephone (preview), Nine Sinatra Songs, Baker's Dozen

Twyla Tharp Dance
Palais Garnier, Paris, France
October 13, 1993
Notes:

Additional performance on October 15, 1993
Works on this program: Sextet, Baker's Dozen, Brahms Paganini

Twyla Tharp Dance
Palais Garnier, Paris, France
October 15, 1993
Notes: