Bach Duet

Bach Duet
World premiere date
Premiere location place
New York, NY
Commissioner
Dancers

Kenneth Rinker, Rose Marie Wright

Total number of dancers
2
Runtime
00:06:00

Originally included in All About Eggs, The Bach Duet grounds the ethereal music of Bach's 78th Cantata in tangible action. The dance begins when one dancer spits on the floor, a common action for dancers looking to get more traction.

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    Wright and Rinker perform in St. Paul in 1975. ©Tom Berthiaume
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    Wright and Rinker with musicians. ©Tom Rawe
Video Description

Wright and Rinker in the premiere performance.

Full music program

Jesu, Der Du Meine Seele, Cantata, BWV 78  
Composed by J.S. Bach – 1724

Music details
Music track
webmusic-bachduet.mp3
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Royal Lyceum Theatre
Edinburgh, Scotland
Give and Take - The Rags Suite - Bach Duet - Sue's Leg | Twyla Tharp Dance
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Brooklyn, NY
The Rags Suite - Bach Duet - The Fugue - Eight Jelly Rolls | Twyla Tharp Dance
George Washington University Lisner Auditorium
Washington, DC
The Rags Suite - Bach Duet - The Fugue - Eight Jelly Rolls | Twyla Tharp Dance
Harvard University Loeb Drama Center
Cambridge, MA
Sues Leg - Bach Duet - The Rags Suite - Ocean's Motion - The Fugue | Twyla Tharp Dance
San Antonio Ballet Society
San Antonio, TX
Sues Leg - Bach Duet - The Rags Suite - Ocean's Motion - The Fugue | Twyla Tharp Dance
Fort Worth Art Museum
Fort Worth, TX
Sue's Leg - Bach Duet - The Rags Suite (premiere) - Ocean's Motion | Twyla Tharp Dance
Municipal Auditorium
Austin, TX
Sue's Leg - The One Hundreds - Bach Duet - Ocean's Motion | Twyla Tharp Dance
American Dance Festival at Connecticut College
New London, CT
Sue's Leg - The One Hundreds - Bach Duet - Ocean's Motion (premiere} | Twyla Tharp Dance
Teatro Nuovo
Spoleto, Italy
Sue's Leg - Double Cross - Bach Duet | Twyla Tharp Dance
Town Hall
New York, NY
Bach Duet (premiere) | Twyla Tharp Dance
Delacorte Theater of Central Park
New York, NY