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Twyla Tharp | In the Upper Room & Nine Sinatra Songs

Dance

Oct 19 – 23, 2022

Tickets from $35

Approximately 95 minutes with one intermission

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Oct 19 – 23, 2022
Wed – Sat | 8pm
Sun | 2pm

“Such a coming together of talent has a once-in-a-lifetime quality to it”
The New York Times

Back at City Center after last fall’s triumphant TWYLA NOW presentation, the history-making choreographer Twyla Tharp revisits two iconic works.

Set to a propulsive score by Philip Glass, In the Upper Room is a widely acknowledged masterpiece of artistry and athleticism. Hurtling through a mist-shrouded stage in pointe shoes and sneakers, an all-star cast of performers propel themselves relentlessly toward the piece’s explosive finale.

Nine Sinatra Songs takes its suave, jazzy style from classic Ol’ Blue Eyes standards to conjure love stories of ardent passion and world weariness alike, exemplifying Tharp’s unique ability to showcase the individual personalities and talents of her dancers.

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In the Upper Room

Choreography by Twyla Tharp
Music by Philip Glass

Featuring Jeanette Delgado, Benjamin Freemantle, Jada German, Kaitlyn Gilliland, Daisy Jacobson, Lloyd Knight, Julian MacKayMarzia Memoli, Stephanie Petersen, Reed Tankersley, Cassandra Trenary, Daniel Ulbricht, and Richard Villaverde

Ayaka Kamei (cover), George Sanders (cover)

Nine Sinatra Songs

Choreography by Twyla Tharp
Music by Frank Sinatra

Featuring Jeanette Delgado, Benjamin Freemantle, Kaitlyn Gilliland, James GilmerJacquelin HarrisDaisy Jacobson, Lloyd Knight, Julian MacKay, Marzia Memoli, Stephanie Petersen, Reed Tankersley, Cassandra Trenary, Daniel Ulbricht, and Richard Villaverde

Ayaka Kamei (cover), George Sanders (cover)

Lighting Designer Jennifer Tipton 
Scenic Designer Santo Loquasto 

Casting and programming subject to change.

Point of View

Point of View

  • “A dance about the effort and possibilities of dancing, in the wake of a time when dancing together was nearly impossible.”
    The New York Times

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  • “Such a coming together of talent has a once-in-a-lifetime quality to it”
    The New York Times

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  • “One of the great American works of the 20th century, a thrilling explosion of kinetic energy”
    The Times (UK)

  • “Her mind operates on genius level. It goes at lightning speed, and I feel it’s my job as a dancer to meet her where her brain goes.”
    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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Key art: Photos by Mark Seliger

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