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Ballet in one act with choreography by Twyla Tharp, set to music by Bix Beiderbecke and Abide With Me by Thelonius Monk. Premiered 2 Nov. 1971 at the IX International Festival of Dance in Paris. Cast included Tharp, Sara Rudner, Rose Marie Wright, Isabel García-Lorca, and Kenneth Rinker. Inspired by Tharp's love of 1920s' and 1930s' jazz, the work combines classical ballet with popular dance styles like tap, ballroom, and baton-twirling.

Subjects: Dance.

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