As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By
World premiere date
Premiere location place
New York, NY

The Joffrey Ballet

Dance sections

After the Fact (in silence): Rodriguez

Ten Make Six: Brady, Carman, Nearhoof, Rodriguez, Taylor, Whitener

The Four Finales:
    1. Nearhoof, Whitener, Brady, Carman, Taylor, DeAngelo, Colton, Edwards, Estner, Fowler, Grenier, Hanniford, Hughes, Ichino, Jurkowski, Rodriguez, Uchida
    2. Brady, DeAngelo, Colton, Edwards, Fowler, Grenier, Hanniford, Hughes, Ichino, Uchida
    3. Nearhoof, DeAngelo, Colton, Edwards, Fowler, Uchida
    4. Whitener, DeAngelo, Edwards, Uchida, Hanniford and the Ensemble

Then: Grenier and Uchida with DeAngelo, Carman, Colton, Hanniford, Ichino, Rodriguez


Beatriz Rodriguez, Larry Grenier


Eileen Brady, Ann Marie DeAngelo, Jan Hanniford, Nancy Ichino, Krystyna Jurkowski, Pamela Nearhoof, Christine Uchida

Adix Carman, Richard Colton, Donn Edwards, Robert Estner, Tom Fowler, Jeffrey Hughes, Burton Taylor, William Whitener

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Conductor:  Seymour Lipkin
Assitant to Miss Tharp: Henry Berg

As Time Goes By was created for The Joffrey Ballet and premiered the same year as Deuce Coupe. The work is Tharp's first based solely in the ballet vocabulary. Opening with a sharp, percussive solo in silence for a ballerina en pointe, the ballet quickly builds to a sextet then into the full company in rapidly changing formations and intricately coordinated movements. As Haydn’s “Farewell Symphony” slowly diminishes instrument by instrument, the dancers, too, drain the stage leaving a solo male dancer to close the ballet. 

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    D'Angelo, Grenier and Uchida in performance. ©Tom Rawe
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    Nearhoof and Henry Berg in a later performance. ©Tom Rawe
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    Rodriguez (in black) and members of the ensemble in performance. ©Tom Rawe
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Brief excerpts featuring dancers of The Joffrey Ballet.

Full music program

Symphony No.45 in F-Sharp Minor, 3rd & 4th movements
Composed by Franz Joseph Haydn - 1772

I: Allegro assai
II: Adagio
III: Menuet: Allegretto
IV: Finale: Presto, Adagio

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Finale: Presto

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