Sunrise/Noon/Sundown

Sunrise/Noon/Sundown
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

Dancers

Sara Rudner, Twyla Tharp, Rose Marie Wright 

plus 14 unknown dancers. 

Runtime
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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.

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    Wright, Rudner and Tharp in Fort Tryon Park performing "Sunrise."  ©Herbert Migdoll
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    Tharp warming up for "Sunrise" in Fort Tryon Park.   ©Herbert Migdoll
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    Rudner, Tharp and Wright preparing for "Sunrise" in Fort Tryon Park.   ©Herbert Migdoll
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

Music details
Music track
webmusic-torelli.mp3