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One of the great artistic forces of the twentieth century, performer, choreographer, and teacher Martha Graham influenced dance worldwide. Criterion presents a sampling of her stunning craft, all collaborations with television arts-programming pioneer Nathan Kroll. A Dancers World (1957), narrated by Graham herself, is a glimpse into her class work and methodology. Appalachian Spring (1959) and Night Journey (1961) are two complete Graham ballets, the first a celebration of the American pioneer spirit, scored by Aaron Copland, the second a powerfully physical rendering of the Oedipus myth. These are signature Graham works and tributes to the art of the human body.
It was wonderful revisiting Martha thru this medium. Having just seen the company in concert, it was wondrous to see these dances again.Published 1 month ago by Glen R. Williams
I was fortunately to attend a performance of her company the same day she received a proclamation from Frisco ; following Supervisor Kopp's declaration she took the stage and spoke... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mark Wix
Martha Graham was the Mother of Modern Dance and this is an amazing look at both her dancing and her choreography. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Miriomnibus
Wonderful, really wonderful. Not only do you get three of Martha's iconic dances, you get a comparison of two versions of Appalachian Spring separated by decades. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Kenneth S. Hempel