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A dance project destined for Broadway, with choreography by Twyla Tharp, music by David Byrne, sets and costumes by Santo Loquasto, and lighting by Jennifer Tipton. Premiered 22 Sept. 1981, by the Twyla Tharp Dance Company, at the Winter Garden Theater, New York. Described by Tharp, in her autobiography When Push Comes to Shove, as ‘a full-length spectacle of the disintegration of family’ the work was not a financial success and closed after a short Broadway run. However, the energetically charged final part, The Golden Section, survived as a one-act ballet in its own right and has been performed by several companies including Tharp's own (1983), Rambert Dance Company (1999), the Ailey company and Miami City Ballet (2006). Tharp adapted the entire ballet for television in 1983.

Subjects: Dance.


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