Deuce Coupe

Deuce Coupe

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Deuce Coupe is a ballet by choreographer Twyla Tharp, set to music by The Beach Boys, for the Joffrey Ballet. The ballet has been in their repertory in several redactions since the 1970s, and is still being danced. Deuce Coupe is often referred to as the first cross-over ballet, combining classical ballet vocabulary with pedestrian actions, modern dance, jazz and a variety of moments of Tharp's own invention.In 1956, a time during which most touring companies performed only reduced versions of ballet classics, Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino formed a unique six-dancer ensemble that toured the country in a station wagon pulling a U-Haul trailer, performing original ballets that were created by Robert Joffrey. While Joffrey stayed in New York City to teach ballet classes and earn money to pay the dancers' salaries, Gerald Arpino led the troupe across America's heartland.
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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136278162
  • 9786136278162