Co-commissioned by American Ballet Theatre and the Orange County Performing Arts Center
Rogue, Rabbit, Ensemble, Quartet
Rag Couple, Quartet, Ensemble, Rogue
Rabbit, Quartet & Ensemble Ladies, Rogue
Gamelan Couple, Quartet, Ensemble, Rabbit, Rogue
Rabbit, Rogue, Rag Couple, Gamelan Couple, Quartet, Ensemble
Rabbit and Rogue is Tharp’s fifteenth commission for American Ballet Theatre. The ballet features a mischievous pair of principal men in a disconnected, virtual world. They encounter two couples and their supporting ensembles – one tumultuous, one harmonious.
With the advancements in consumer video technology, Tharp was able to utilize video during the rehearsal of Rabbit and Rogue more extensively than with previous projects. By editing and collaging rehearsal footage, Tharp was able to approximate the timing and positions on stage in order to maximize the performers’ limited rehearsal time.
Members of American Ballet Theatre in excerpts from Tharp's rehearsal video montage and dress rehearsal.
Rabbit and Rogue
Composed by: Danny Elfman
Conducted by: Ormsby Wilkins
From Rabbit and Rogue