Eleven Minute Abstract, Repertory 1965-70

Eleven Minute Abstract
World premiere date
Premiere location place
New York, NY
Dance sections

I. Re-Moves: 1966
Two Stunts from Part 1
Dancer: Hayn

II. Forevermore: 1967
Dancer: Lorca

III. Generation: 1976
White Rabbit
Dancer: Fain

IV. Medley: 1969
Duet from Variations Adagio
Dancers: Fain/Fraad, Rinker

V. Dancing In The Streets Of Paris And London, Continued To Stockholm and Sometimes Madrid: 1969
Talkie, Sara’s Solo – Rudner
Shoe Variations – Tharp/Wright
Duet – Hayn, Lorca, Reitz
Games – Fain, Hayn, Reitz
Wall – Rudner
Quiet Phrases – Fraad

Suspension Phrase
Dancer: Rinker

VII. Drill: 1970
Dancers: Hayn, Lorca, Reitz

VIII. Cross Country: 1970
Dancer: Wright

IX. One Hundreds: 1970
Nos. 70-80
Dancers: Tharp/Wright

X. Fugue: 1970
Nos. I, II, XV, XVI, XX
Dancers: Tharp, Rudner, Wright


Elizabeth Fain, Julie Fraad, Isabel Garcia-Lorca, Sybille Hayn, Dana Reitz, Kenneth Rinker, Sara Rudner, Twyla Tharp, Rose Marie Wright

Total number of dancers
Other program information

"A Party Performance to Announce 'The Rise and Fall and Rise of Modern Dance' by Don McDonagh, Outerbridge & Dienstfrey"

For Eleven Minute Abstract Tharp excerpted existing repertory and assembled the sections into one event. Each excerpt was performed in its original costume.

The "party performance" also included works by Elaine Summers, James Waring, David Gordon, John Herbert McDowell, Judith Dunn, Rudy Perez, David Vaughan and Al Carmines.

Although repertory excerpts were included in the Atheneum performance of Dancing in the Streets, this was Tharp's first stand-alone compendium piece. 

  • A still from Hair showing the Pershing Rifle company and dancers in "3-5-0-0." 

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