Commissioned by Museum of Contemporary Arts, Chicago
Featuring excerpts from:
Tank Dive, premiered April 1965
Re-Moves, premiered October 1966
Disperse, premiered April 1967
Generation, premiered February 1968
After ‘Suite, premiered February 1969
Medley, premiered July 1969
Dancing in the Streets of London and Paris, Continued in Stockholm and Sometimes Madrid, premiered November 1969
The Fugue, premiered August 1970
The History of Up and Down, premiered January 1971
John Selya, Matthew Dibble, Reed Tankersley, Kara Chan, Kellie Drobnik
Total number of supernumeraries
Using five dancers and a group of supernumeraries, MINIMALISM & ME is Tharp’s account of her early forays into the art of making dances.
Excerpts of works created from 1965-70 are accompanied by a commentary delivered by Ms. Tharp and are illustrated by vignettes re-enacting the era in which the dances were first presented.
The evening concludes with Tharp choreographing a new phrase each performance for two dancers.
Twyla, John and Matt