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TWYLA NOW

Dance

Mainstage

Nov 17 – 21, 2021

Tickets start at $35

Approximately 2 hours with one intermission

Overview

Overview

The world’s most iconic living choreographer Twyla Tharp premiered her first ballet at City Center during the 1973 season of The Joffrey Ballet. So, nearly half a century later, there is no more fitting place to celebrate the pioneering artist than on our stage in this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Three duets from the pioneering artist’s archive including the folk-infused CORNBREAD, danced by New York City Ballet’s Tiler Peck and Roman Mejia; the never-before-seen SECOND DUET, featuring Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Jacquelin Harris and James Gilmer; and the classical and humorous PERGOLESI, revived by New York City Ballet’s Sara Mearns and Tony-nominated actor and dancer Robbie Fairchild; share the stage with the world premiere of ALL IN. For this inspiring finale, the principal dancers are joined by American Ballet Theatre’s Cassandra Trenary (replacing Catherine Hurlin) and Aran Bell and an ensemble of young performers, the next generation to glory in Tharp’s genius.

For this momentous return to in-person live performances, City Center will operate a fully vaccinated venue. At this time, approved masks must be worn by all audience members, staff, and crew. Our latest health, safety, and ticket policies ensure you feel confident purchasing today.

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Programming subject to change.

Photos by Mark Seliger

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Tickets

Tickets

Point of View

Point of View

  • An Invitation from Twyla Tharp
    Playbill

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  • “While Tharp has presented evenings of work over the past few years, none have felt as poignant and sharp, as charming and as wise in their blending of past and present, as TWYLA NOW.”
    The New York Times

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  • Inside New York City Center’s Celebration of Twyla Tharp
    Town & Country

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  • Review: Twyla Tharp Looks Back, With an Eye on the Future.
    The New York Times

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Program

Program

Repertory for all performances of TWYLA NOW
Featuring live music by The Knights (Artistic Directors Eric and Colin Jacobsen)

CORNBREAD
Choreography by Twyla Tharp
Music by Carolina Chocolate Drops
Featuring Tiler Peck and Roman Mejia

SECOND DUET World Premiere
Choreography by Twyla Tharp
Music by Thomas Larcher
Featuring Jacquelin Harris and James Gilmer (Nov 17 8pm, 19 8pm, 20 8pm, & 21 2pm) Cassandra Trenary and Aran Bell (Nov 18 8pm & 20 2pm)
Accompanied by Gabriel Cabezas (cello) and Stephen Gosling (prepared piano)

PERGOLESI
Choreography by Twyla Tharp
Music by Giovanni Pergolesi
Featuring Sara Mearns and Robbie Fairchild
Accompanied by Nanae Iwata and Rebecca Anderson (violin), Kyle Armbrust (viola), Gabriel Cabezas (cello), Andrew Trombley (bass), and Stephen Gosling (harpsichord)

ALL IN World Premiere
Choreography by Twyla Tharp
Music by Johannes Brahms
Featuring Aran Bell, Robbie Fairchild, James Gilmer, Jacquelin Harris, Sara Mearns, Roman Mejia, Tiler Peck, and Cassandra Trenary
With Brady Farrar, Savannah Kristich, Zoe Liebold, Jaiden Galán Roman, Alycia Williams, and William Woodward
Nov 20 2pm: Brady Farrar, Savannah Kristich, Zoe Leibold, J’Var Martin, Gabrielle Rembert, and William Woodward
Accompanied by Agnes Marchione (clarinet) and Stephen Gosling (piano)

Inside Rehearsals

The Artists

Sponsors

Sponsors

Leadership Support is provided by
Lynne and Richard Pasculano Fund for Programming and Education

Major Support for dance at New York City Center is provided by
Howard Gilman Foundation
FORD FOUNDATION

Support for new dance works at New York City Center is provided by
Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation

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