Cacklin' Hen

Music details
Cacklin' Hen
World premiere date
Premiere location place
Chicago, IL

Ann Marie DeAngelo, Jan Hanniford, Darrell Barnett, Gary Chryst, Jerel Hilding, Russell Sultzbach, William Whitener

Total number of dancers

Five men weave, flock and scatter around one woman in this short work. Duets intersperse the group sections that slip between unison and canon phrases.

Cacklin’ Hen, an excerpt from Happily Ever After, was toured in its premiere season by both The Joffrey Ballet and Tharp's company.

  • Tharp company dancers Tom Rawe, Raymond Kurshals and Rose Marie Wright perform at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

    <p>©Lois Greenfield</p>
  • Tom Rawe (right) and Tharp company dancers in performance.

    <p>©Lois Greenfield</p>
  • Anthony Ferro and William Whitener perform.

    <p>©Lois Greenfield</p>
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Tharp company dancers in performance.

Full music program

Cacklin' Hen and Rooster Too
By The Skillet Lickers
Arranged by Richard Peaslee

Music details
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Brooklyn Academy of Music
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Baker's Dozen (preview) - 1903 - Country Dances - Cacklin' Hen - Eight Jelly Rolls | Twyla Tharp Dance
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Country Dances - Cacklin' Hen - The One Hundreds - Sue's Leg | Twyla Tharp Dance
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Brooklyn, NY
Cacklin' Hen (premiere) | The Joffrey Ballet
Auditorium Theater
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