Even The King

Even The King
World premiere date
Premiere location place
Scottsdale, AZ
Commissioner

The American Dance Festival with support from the Altria Group, Inc. and the ADF/Stephanie Reinhart Fund.

Total number of dancers
7
Runtime
00:12:33

When Movin’ Out opened on Broadway in 2002, much of Tharp’s existing dance company was absorbed into the cast. To satisfy prior tour dates and commitments, Tharp put together a new ensemble.

Even The King, a short, stately narrative ballet, was created for this group. The choreography blends the dancers’ wide-ranging techniques into a shared vocabulary. 

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    Company dancers in performance. ©Twyla Tharp
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    Company dancers in a promotional photo: Dibble, Tinari, Sing, Vaccaro, McDole, Coates and Neshyba-Hodges. ©Twyla Tharp
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    Company dancers in a promotional photo (front to back): Coates, Dibble, Neshyba-Hodges, McDole, Tinari, Sing and Vaccaro. ©Twyla Tharp
Video Description

Company dancers in performance.

Full music program

Kaizer-Waltzer, Op. 437 (Emperor Waltz)
Composed by Johann Strauss - 1889
Arranged by Arnold Schönberg - 1925

Music details
Music track
webmusic-even_the_king.mp3
Audio sample

Performed by The Boston Symphony Orchestra

Westerly Round - Even the King - Surfer At The River Styx | Twyla Tharp Dance
Duke University, Page Auditorium
Durham, NC
Westerly Round - Even the King - Surfer At The River Styx | Twyla Tharp Dance
James W. Miller Auditorium
Kalamazoo, MI
Westerly Round - Even the King - Surfer At The River Styx | Twyla Tharp Dance
The Egg
Albany, NY
Westerly Round - Even the King - Surfer At The River Styx | Twyla Tharp Dance
Jones Hall
Houston, TX
Westerly Round - Even the King (premiere) - Surfer At The River Styx | Twyla Tharp Dance
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Scottsdale, AZ