Sextet

Sextet
World premiere date
Premiere location place
New York, NY
Dancers

Allison Brown, Isabelle Guerin, Delphine Moussin

Lionel Delanoe, Stephane Elizabe, Robert LaFosse

Total number of dancers
6
Runtime
00:21:00

Sextet is a virtuosic pure-dance work for three couples. The choreography is fast, flamboyant and technically rigorous. The couples enter and exit, taking turns to perform the exacting steps and whiplash partnering. They move with the kind of abandon available only to the most proficient dancer.

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    Costume sketches for dancers Delanoe and Brown by designer Santo Loquasto. ©Twyla Tharp
Video Description

An excerpt from a 1990 studio showing. Performed by Kelly Cass, Susan Jaffe, Isabella Padovani, Guillaume Graffin, Keith Roberts and Damian Woetzel.

Full music program

Original Score by Bob Telson
Later recorded for the album "Calling You"
Released by Warner Bros - 1993

In September 1993, the music for Sextet was changed to a commissioned score by Peter Melnick.

Music details
Music track
webmusic-sextet.mp3
Sextet - Brahms Paganini - Baker's Dozen - In The Upper Room | Twyla Tharp Dance
Palais Garnier
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Sextet - Baker's Dozen - Brahms Paganini | Twyla Tharp Dance
Palais Garnier
Paris, France
Fever - Sextet - Demeter & Persephone - Nine Sinatra Songs - Baker's Dozen | Twyla Tharp Dance
New York City Center
New York, NY
Sextet - Men's Piece - The Golden Section | Twyla Tharp and Dancers
Tokyo, Japan
Sextet (premiere) - Men's Piece - The Golden Section | Twyla Tharp Dance
New York City Center
New York, NY