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Martha Graham Dance Company @ the JoyceMarch 13-18, 2012

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#1 miliosr


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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:59 AM

The Graham company's upcoming season looks like it will be a diverse one.

There will be the expected Graham works:

Every Soul Is a Circus
Deaths and Entrances
Appalachian Spring
Night Journey

There will be works from outside choreographers:

Lar Lubovitch -- new Lamentation variation
Yvonne Rainier (!) -- premiere
Mary Wigman -- Witch Dance (revival)

And there will be an evening given over to Graham II and university dance groups performing works by Graham, Anna Sokolow and Charles Weidman.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 12:07 PM

Any idea which Weidman?

I haven't seen any of the Lamentation project works, but I've heard mixed reports.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 12:37 PM

Any idea which Weidman?

No. I'm going by the Joyce listing which doesn't specify the works for the Graham/Sokolow/Weidman evening. Interesting that Graham is morphing into a repertory company along the lines of Ailey and Limon.

#4 Amy Reusch

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 03:22 PM

To me it makes more sense than courting new choreographers... The old ones have more in common stylistically with each other, I believe, than they do with contemporary famous choreographers.

Which is not to say Graham shouldn't do more to show choreographers continuing in the Graham tradition, but these would be lesser stars and harder to attract funding/audiences/media attention with....(?)

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