Known by Heart ("Junk") Duet

Choreographer: Twyla Tharp

Music: Donald Knaack

Costumes: Santo Loquasto

Lighting: Jennifer Tipton, recreated by Michael Korsch

World Premiere: Twyla Tharp Dance Company, June 23, 2001

PBT Performance Date: March 2008

Program Notes (from PBT playbill, 2008; Program notes courtesy of Twyla Tharp)

So named because it is set to a percussion piece, “Junk Music” by Donald Knaack, who composes and performs on found objects and materials that have been discarded by others, the Known By Heart (“Junk”) Duet allows dancers used to the classics to transcend their normal roles and perform with light-hearted give and take.