Generation

Generation
World premiere date
Premiere location place
Staten Island, NY
Dancers

Theresa Dickinson, Carol Laudenslager, Sara Rudner, Twyla Tharp, Margery Tupling

Runtime
00:28:00
Other program information

From the original program:  "This concert is possible through the cooperation of  the New York State Council on the Arts."

Generation consists of five simultaneous solos, each dancer in her own separate orbit. The dynamic ebbs and wanes as the movement changes tempo and quality; actions build until the dancers are moving so fast or so slow that the integrity of the original phrases disintegrates.

Generation was made for a gymnasium, or any space where the audience could view the dance from multiple angles.

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    Rudner, Tupling, Dickinson, Wright and Tharp in the studio at 104 Franklin Street in New York City. ©Robert Barry
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    Tharp in performance. ©Robert Propper
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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The Wadsworth Atheneum
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University of Albany
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Brooklyn Academy of Music
Brooklyn, NY
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Wagner College Gymnasium
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