Sinatra Suite

Sinatra Suite
World premiere date
Premiere location place
Washington, DC
Dance sections

I. Strangers in the Night
II. All the Way
III. That’s Life
IV. My Way
V. One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)

Total number of dancers
2
Runtime
00:14:00

Mikhail Baryshnikov, then artistic director, commissioned Sinatra Suite for American Ballet Theatre. The piece contains four duets from Nine Sinatra Songs danced by a single couple. Tharp reworked “One For My Baby" into a solo for Baryshnikov. The closing ballad is a character study of the solitary man. Bowtie undone, he meanders through an interior investigation of his own identity. The role demands a strong actor to carry the character driven choreography of the final section.

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    Kudo and Baryshnikov in a promotional photo. ©Martha Swope
Video Description

Baryshnikov in an excerpt from "One For My Baby" as performed in the televison special Baryshnikov By Tharp.

Full music program

1. Strangers in the Night
Composed by Bert Kaempfert
Lyrics by Eddie Snyder
Recorded by Frank Sinatra – 1966
From the Album “Stranger’s In The Night”
Released by Reprise Records

2. All the Way
Composed by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Recorded by Frank Sinatra – 1957
For the Film “The Joker Is Wild”
Published by Maraville Music Corporation
Released by Capitol Records

3. That’s Life
Written by Dean Kay and Kelly Gordon for Frank Sinatra
From the Album “That’s Life” – 1966
Reprise Records

4. My Way
Originally “Comme d’habitude”
Composed by Claude François and Jacques Revaux – 1967
Lyrics by Paul Anka
Recorded by Frank Sinatra – 1968
From the Album “My Way” – 1969
Released by Reprise Records

5. One More For the Road
Written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer
For the Musical “The Sky’s the Limit” – 1943
Recorded by Frank Sinatra – 1947
Columbia Records

Music details
Music track
webmusic-sinatrasuite.mp3
Audio sample

Strangers In The Night
Performed by Frank Sinatra

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