The Rags Suite

Rags Suite
World premiere date
Premiere location place
Austin, TX
Dance sections

I. Fig Leaf Rag

II. Variations in C major, KV 265, Ah, Vous Dirai-je, Maman

III. The Ragtime Dance

Dancers

Tom Rawe, Jennifer Way

Total number of dancers
2
Runtime
00:13:30
Other program information

Production Stage Manager: Marty Kapell

Tharp excerpted three duets from The Raggedy Dances to create this short suite. Two ragtime recordings bookend the Mozart variations.

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    Way and Rawe perform at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 1976. ©Lois Greenfield
Video Description

Way and Rawe in performance.

Full music program

Fig Leaf Rag and The Ragtime Dance
Composed by Scott Joplin – 1908
Piano by Joshua Rifkin
From Rifkin’s Album “Scott Joplin Piano Rags”
Published by Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records – 1974

Ah, Vous Dirai-je, Maman / Variations in C major, KV 265
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – circa 1781

Music details
Music track
webmusic-ragssuite.mp3
Audio sample

 Ah, Vous Dirai-je, Maman
Composed by W.A. Mozart

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