Westerly Round

Westerly Round
World premiere date
Premiere location place
Los Angeles, CA
Total number of dancers
4
Runtime
00:11:48

As Tharp discusses in her book The Creative Habit, the inspiration for Westerly Round came from a news article about a piece of ancient pottery bearing one of the earliest known representations of tribal migration. This primitive image of people linking hands is woven together with folk dance references in Tharp’s work. The four dancers are high-spirited and playful as they leap, spin and do-si-do in a display of the American frontier spirit: a blend of individualism and partnership.

 

  • Westerly Round
    Bowman, Selya, Parkinson and Brady perform. ©Mike Van Sleen  
  • Westerly Round
    Brady, Parkinson, Bowman and Selya in performance. ©Mike Van Sleen  
  • Westerly Round
    Parkinson, Brady, Selya and Bowman perform.   ©Mike Van Sleen  
Video Description

Company dancers Charlie Neshyba-Hodges, Emily Coates, Jason McDole and Dario Vaccaro perform Westerly Round in 2003.  

Full music program

Call Of The Mockingbird
Composed by Mark O'Connor
From the album "Fanfare For The Volunteer: Three Pieces For Violin And Orchestra"
Released by Sony Classical - 1994

Music details
Music track
webmusic-westerly_round.mp3
Junk Duet - The Fugue - Westerly Round - Surfer At The River Styx |Twyla Tharp Dance
McCarter Theatre Center
Princeton, NJ
Junk Duet - The Fugue - Westerly Round - Surfer At The River Styx |Twyla Tharp Dance
Joyce Theater
New York, NY
Junk Duet - The Fugue - Westerly Round - Surfer At The River Styx |Twyla Tharp Dance
Sadler's Wells
London, United Kingdom
Westerly Round - Even the King - Surfer At The River Styx | Twyla Tharp Dance
Duke University, Page Auditorium
Durham, NC
Junk Duet - The Fugue - Westerly Round - Surfer At The River Styx |Twyla Tharp Dance
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Becket, MA
Westerly Round - Even the King - Surfer At The River Styx | Twyla Tharp Dance
James W. Miller Auditorium
Kalamazoo, MI
Westerly Round - Even the King - Surfer At The River Styx | Twyla Tharp Dance
The Egg
Albany, NY
Westerly Round - Even the King - Surfer At The River Styx | Twyla Tharp Dance
Jones Hall
Houston, TX
Westerly Round - Even the King (premiere) - Surfer At The River Styx | Twyla Tharp Dance
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Scottsdale, AZ
Mozart Clarinet Quintet K.581 - Sinatra Suite (excerpts) - Westerly Round | Twyla Tharp Dance
World Trade Center
New York, NY
The One Hundreds - Junk Duet - Westerly Round | Twyla Tharp Dance
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Becket, MA
Hammerklavier (premiere) - Junk Duet - Westerly Round (premiere) | Twyla Tharp Dance
Ahmanson Theatre
Los Angeles, CA