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The Brahms-Haydn Variations

Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

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The Brahms-Haydn Variations

Choreography by Twyla Tharp
Staged by Susan Jones and Twyla Tharp
Music by Johannes Brahms
Costumes by Santo Loquasto
Lighting by Jennifer Tipton

Running Time: 21 minutes

Exhilarating with high energy and bravura steps, this ABT commission features thirty dancers powerfully immersed in choreographic counterpoint that fills the stage with activity, refracted and multiplied as in a kaleidoscope. Performed to one of Brahms’s personal favorites, Variations on a Theme by Haydn for Orchestra, Tharp’s inventive work reaches a new peak of the choreographer’s opus for large-cast classical ballets.