Twyla Tharp--OppositionsAdditional title: OppositionsAdditional title: In the upper room (Choreographic work : Tharp)
NamesTharp, Twyla (Choreographer)Bishton, Jamie (Dancer)Black, Shawn (Dancer)Brown, Allison (Dancer)Caddell, Stacy (Dancer)Chait, Daniel (Dancer)Herrault, Fabrice (Dancer)Irving, Kevin (Dancer)Jacobsson, Petter (Dancer)Melnick, Jodi (Dancer)Michael, Julie (Dancer)O'Brien, Amy (Dancer)Otovrel, Daniel (Dancer)Pasquale, Victoria (Dancer)Rhue, Geoffrey (Dancer)Roberts, Keith (Dancer)Stevens, Shawn (Dancer)Uchida, Christine (Dancer)Washington, Shelley (Dancer)Glass, Philip (Composer)Tipton, Jennifer (Lighting designer)Morris, Fiona (Producer)Bailey, Derek (Director)Bhargava, Girish (Film editor)Adelman, Alan (Videographer)Selby, Margaret (Producer)Venza, Jac (Producer)Low Flying Pictures (Firm) (Producer)WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) (Producer)SEPT (Television station : France) (Producer)Amaya Distribution (Firm) (Producer)Tharp, Twyla (Speaker)
Dance in America Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1996-01-23Place: New York, NYPublisher: Thirteen/WNET
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 7486
TopicsGreat performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))ChoreographyMusic and danceAssociation relative à la télévision européenne
GenresTelevision programsTelevised danceTelevised danceInterviewsTelevision programs
NotesCreation/production credits: co-produced by Low Flying Pictures, Thirteen/WNET, La SEPT/ARTE in association with Amaya Distribution ; produced by Fiona Morris ; directed by Derek Bailey ; choreography by Twyla Tharp ; music by Philip Glass.Content: Great Performances episode #2113.Content: A brief animated film, Fast food matador (ca. 5 min.), is also contained on this tape.Creation/production credits: Editor, Girish Bhargava ; director of photography, Alan Adelman ; executive producer, Andrew Coggins ; producer for WNET, Margaret Selby ; executive producer for WNET, Jac Venza ; lighting, Jennifer Tipton.Performers: Introduction by Twyla Tharp.Venue: Recorded on January 23, 1996 ; telecast by Thirteen/WNET on Great Performances' Dance in America series on April 24, 1996.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (59 min., 10 sec.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionTelevision adaptation of Twyla Tharp's modern dance work In the upper room. In her introduction to the work, Tharp discusses her choreographic process and demonstrates the same choreography to two contrasting pieces of music ("Fever," sung by Buddy Guy, and "Java jive," sung by the Ink Spots) to illustrate the relationship of music and dance. The origins of In the upper room are shown in recordings made in 1985, depicting Tharp, Christine Uchida, Shelley Washington, Jamie Bishton, and others in rehearsal. Tharp also talks about her long familiarity with the music of Philip Glass, which led her to commission the score for In the upper room.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY96-F532NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12709820Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 89b9a430-a386-0138-0206-075ca5f07ce8
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