Simon Medley

Simon Medley
World premiere date
Premiere location place
Brooklyn, NY
Dance sections

I. Duet

II. Solo

III. Duet

IV. Trio

V. Solo

VI. Solo

Dancers

Tom Rawe, Christine Uchida, Shelley Washington, Jennifer Way

Total number of dancers
4
Runtime
00:06:53

Simon Medley is set to a selection of songs by Paul Simon. It was first performed as the final section of The Hodge Podge presented at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Wearing athletic outfits, the dancers walk, pop, clap and shuffle through the sections, taking turns watching each other perform.

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    Washington and Anthony Ferro in a later performance. ©Twyla Tharp
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    Uchida, Way and Washington perform. ©Twyla Tharp
Video Description

Brief excerpts including "Me and Julio," "One Man's Ceiling" and "Feeling Groovy."

Full music program

1. Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard
By Paul Simon
From the Album “Paul Simon”
Released by Columbia Records – 1972

2. One Man’s Ceiling is Another Man’s Floor
By Paul Simon
From the Album “There Goes Rhymin’ Simon”
Released by Columbia-Warner Records – 1973

3. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feeling Groovy)
Written By Paul Simon
From the Album “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme”
By Simon and Garfunkel
Released by Columbia Records – 1966

4. American Tune
By Paul Simon
From the Album “There Goes Rhymin’ Simon”
Released by Columbia-Warner Records – 1973

Music details
Music track
webmusic-simonmedley.mp3
Audio sample

Me And Julio Down By The School Yard
By Paul SImon

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