Piano Rolls

Piano Rolls
World premiere date
Premiere location place
Paris, France

Twyla Tharp

Other program information

This performance was a part of the Neuvieme Festival International de Danse de Paris of 1971.

Piano Rolls was performed for this concert as a special event. A spotlight followed Tharp as she improvised to QRS Player Piano Roll # Q-152 "If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)" by James P. Johnson. It was the first and only time that an unstructured improvisation was presented onstage.  

  • Theatre de la Cite Internationale in Paris, France.  

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Full music program

If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)
Composed by James P. Johsnon - 1926

Torelli (premiere) - Piano Rolls (premiere) - The Fugue - Eight Jelly Rolls | Twyla Tharp and Dancers
Galerie Theatre, Theatre de la Cite Internationale
Paris, France