Grand Pas: Rhythm of the Saints

Grand Pas: Rhythm of the Saints
World premiere date
Premiere location place
Paris, France
Commissioner
Total number of dancers
2
Runtime
00:12:08

Patrick Dupond, then artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet, approached Tharp to create a duet for étoile Isabelle Guerin and himself. The music is comprised of excerpts from Paul Simon's album “Rhythm of the Saints.” 

Sections of complex partnering alternate with explosive traveling phrases and idiosyncratic solos. Grand Pas: Rhythm of the Saints is a good-natured display of the artistry and personalities of these consummate dancers.

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    Dupond and Geurin in a publicity photo. ©Twyla Tharp
Video Description

Guerin and Dupond in the opening section.

Full music program

Music by Paul Simon
From the album "Rhythm of the Saints"
Released by Warner Bros - 1990

1. Obvious Child
2. Can't Run But
3. Cool, Cool River
4. She Moves on
5. Born At The Right Time
6. Proof

Music details
Music track
web-music-grandpas.mp3
Audio sample

Cool, Cool River
By Paul Simon

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