Yancey Dance

Yancey Dance
World premiere date
Premiere location place
Québec City, Canada
Dancers
Runtime
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Yancey Dance premiered eight months earlier as Twelve Foot Change. The major change to the dance is the addition of music by Jimmy Yancey. The choreography was not altered from the previous work, but simply performed against the music, juxtaposing the soulful tune with the stark, objectified movement.

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    Tharp, Rudner and Jenkins in Twelve Foot Change, an early version of Yancey Dance. ©Robert Barry
Full music program

How Long Blues
Traditional
Performed by Jimmy Yancey - 1939

Music details
Music track
how_long_blues_web_sample.mp3
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