Them Twos

Choreography by: Peter Martins

Music by: Wynton Marsalis

Them Twos represents the second collaboration between Peter Martins and Wynton Marsalis, following their 1993 work, Jazz (Six Syncopated Movements). Them Twos, a sophisticated neoclassical ballet about the uneven course of love, opens with a non-danced overture ("Forever"). This is followed by a series of duets for five couples, with each section named after the music ("First Love," "Almost," "Horror," "Sex," "Loss") that ranges from tender and lyrical to passionate and sensual, culminating in a pas de deux of tantalizing mystery. Mr. Marsalis' music for Them Twos is his first work for a full orchestra.

Performances

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Credits

Music
Forever, First Love, Almost, Horror, Sex and Loss
Premiere
June 3, 1997, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater
Original Cast
Janie Taylor, Miranda Weese, Maria Kowroski, Yvonne Borree, Darci Kistler, Sébastien Marcovici, Nilas Martins, Charles Askegard, Nikolaj Hübbe, Jock Soto

Length
30 Min.
Costumes by
Alain Vaes
Lighting by
Mark Stanley