Music details
World premiere date
Premiere location place
New York, NY
Dance sections

I. Sunrise: Fort Tryon Park 
Tharp, Rudner,Wright

II. Midday March: Battery Park 
Tharp, Rudner,Wright
+14 dancers

III. Evening Raga: City Hall
Tharp, Rudner, Wright


Sara Rudner, Twyla Tharp, Rose Marie Wright 

plus 14 unknown dancers. 

Other program information

Closing piece of the American Dance Marathon '71, sponsored by New York City Center.

Sunrise/Noon/Sundown was a day-long event and performed only once in its entirety. Starting at 5 a.m., three dancers performed to a recording of Giuseppi Torelli's "Concerto in D minor" in Fort Tryon Park in Harlem.  At noon, the trio, a forty-piece Brooklyn high school marching band and fourteen student dancers, convened at Battery Park in downtown Manhattan to perform a series of drills. The nighttime event took place in the City Council Chamber at City Hall. The intended accompaniment was to be rag music on a player piano alongside a group of sitar players. Due to a security issue, only the sitar players were allowed inside the building. The result was an evening of dances to ragas, not rags. 

"Sunrise" would later be performed independently as Torelli.

  • Wright, Rudner and Tharp in Fort Tryon Park performing "Sunrise." 

    <p>©Herbert Migdoll</p>
  • Tharp warming up for "Sunrise" in Fort Tryon Park.  

    <p>©Herbert Migdoll</p>
  • Rudner, Tharp and Wright preparing for "Sunrise" in Fort Tryon Park.  

    <p>©Herbert Migdoll</p>
Full music program

Violin Concerto Opus 8 n. 7 in D Minor, For Solo Violin, String & Continuo
Composed by Guiseppe Torelli
Published by Unicorn Records - 1956

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