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    Martha Graham Dance Company

    Chronicle

    Martha Graham

    Lamentation Variations

    Doug Varone, Aszure Barton, Larry Keigwin

    Ekstasis

    Martha Graham, Virginie Mécène

    Mosaic

    Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
    22. 23. 24 Feb 2018
  • Martha Graham Dance Company

    Chronicle

    Martha Graham

    Lamentation Variations

    Doug Varone, Aszure Barton, Larry Keigwin

    Ekstasis

    Martha Graham, Virginie Mécène

    Mosaic

    Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
    22. 23. 24 Feb 2018
  • Martha Graham Dance Company

    Chronicle

    Martha Graham

    Lamentation Variations

    Doug Varone, Aszure Barton, Larry Keigwin

    Ekstasis

    Martha Graham, Virginie Mécène

    Mosaic

    Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
    22. 23. 24 Feb 2018
  • Martha Graham Dance Company

    Chronicle

    Martha Graham

    Lamentation Variations

    Doug Varone, Aszure Barton, Larry Keigwin

    Ekstasis

    Martha Graham, Virginie Mécène

    Mosaic

    Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
    22. 23. 24 Feb 2018

Martha Graham Dance Company

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  • Martha Graham Dance Company

    Chronicle

    Martha Graham
  • Lamentation Variations

    Doug Varone, Aszure Barton, Larry Keigwin
  • Ekstasis

    Martha Graham, Virginie Mécène
  • Mosaic

    Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Length – 1 H 50 including intermission Venue – Théâtre Maisonneuve
22 February 2018 - 8 PM
23 February 2018 - 8 PM
24 February 2018 - 8 PM

Tickets start at $39.00

Post-performance talk with the artists

    Friday February 23, 2018

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Evening program

American dance icon Martha Graham left audiences a fabulous legacy: her ballets. Martha Graham Dance Company brings that legacy forward, presenting works by Graham alongside new creations by contemporary artists.
 

When she founded Martha Graham Dance Company in 1926, the choreographer couldn’t have foreseen the impact she would have on 20th century art and culture. Moving away from classical codes, she redefined the vocabulary of performance. After her death, the company had to reinvent itself. Today, Martha Graham Dance Company continues to showcase Graham’s unique repertoire, from Clytemnestra to Lamentation, Night Journey to Maple Leaf Rag. But the company has also commissioned works by such noted contemporary choreographers as Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Nacho Duato, Annie-B Parson and Pontus Lidberg. A way to honour Graham’s spirit of ingenuity. In this evening program of several works, both established and recent, the legendary company proves that Graham’s vision is as vibrant and relevant as ever.

  • Martha Graham

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    Martha Graham

    Recognized as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Martha Graham created a movement language based upon the expressive capacity of the human body. It all began in 1926 when she started teaching a group of dancers who had been drawn to her creative work. Thus began the Martha Graham Studio, to remain under her personal guidance for the next 66 years. When official accreditation came to dance in 1980 with the formation of...

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  • Doug Varone

  • Aszure Barton

  • Larry Keigwin

  • Virginie Mécène

  • Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

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    Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

    Born in 1976 to a Belgian mother and Moroccan father, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui makes good use of this mixed identity and dual cultural background. Inquisitive and open-minded, the choreographer melds approaches and traditions, refusing all hierarchies in his modes of expression. What interests him above all are “contact points.” A beloved star of the European stage, he charms spectators the world over with mosaic pieces that are...

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  • Martha Graham Dance Company

    Martha Graham and her Company have expanded contemporary dance’s vocabulary of movement and forever altered the scope of the art form by rooting works in contemporary social, political, psychological, and sexual contexts, deepening their impact and resonance.Always a fertile ground for experimentation, Martha Graham Dance Company has been an unparalleled resource in nurturing many of the leading choreographers and dancers of the...

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CHRONICLE 

Choregraphy and Costumes Martha Graham 

Music Wallingford Riegger*. 

*Finale from New Dance, Opus 18b (for Steps in the Street), orchestrated by Justin Dello Joio, used by arrangement with Associated Music Publishers, Inc., publisher and copyright owner. Additional orchestrations by Stanley Sussman. 

Original Lighting Jean Rosenthal. 

Lighting for reconstruction (Steps in the Street) David Finley. 

Lighting for reconstruction (Spectre-1914, Prelude to Action) Steven L. Shelley 

Premiere Dec 20, 1936, Guild Theatre, New York.
 

I. Spectre–1914  

Drums—Red Shroud—Lament.  

PeiJu Chien-Pott (22-24), Xin Ying (23).  

II. Steps in the Street  

Devastation—Homelessness—Exile.  

Leslie Andrea Williams (22-24), Anne Souder (23).  

So Young An, Alyssa Cebulski, PeiJu Chien-Pott, Laurel Dalley Smith, Natasha M. Diamond-Walker, Charlotte Landreau, Cara McManus, Marzia Memoli, Anne O’Donnell, Anne Souder, Leslie Andrea Williams, Xin Ying.  

III. Prelude to Action  

Unity—Pledge to the Future  

PeiJu Chien-Pott, Leslie Andrea Williams (22-24), Xin Ying, Anne Souder (23).  

So Young An, Alyssa Cebulski, PeiJu Chien-Pott, Laurel Dalley Smith, Natasha M. Diamond-Walker, Charlotte Landreau, Cara McManus, Marzia Memoli, Anne O’Donnell, Anne Souder, Leslie Andrea Williams, Xin Ying. 

Spectre–1914 researched and reconstructed in 1994 by Terese Capucilli and Carol Fried, from film clips and Barbara Morgan photographs. Steps in the Street reconstructed in 1989 by Yuriko and Martha Graham, from the Julien Bryan film. Prelude to Action reconstructed in 1994 by Sophie Maslow, assisted by Terese Capucilli, Carol Fried, and Diane Gray, from film clips and Barbara Morgan photographs.

 

LAMENTATION VARIATIONS 


Choregraphy Doug Varone, Aszure Barton, Larry Keigwin. 

Music Maurice Ravel, George Crumb, Frédéric Chopin*. 

*Ravel (Varone): Le Gibet from Gaspard de la Nuit; Crumb (Barton): Apparition (IX. The Night in Silence Under Many a Star); Chopin (Keigwin): Nocturne in F Sharp, Op.15 No.2.  

Lighting Judith M. Daitsman (Varone), Beverly Emmons (Barton, Keigwin). 

Conceived by Janet Eilber.  

Premiere Sept 11, 2007, The Joyce Theater, New York.  


Varone Variation  

Lloyd Knight, Abdiel Jacobsen (22), Lloyd Mayor (23-24), Ari Mayzick, Lorenzo Pagano (23-24), Ben Schultz (2/22)  

Barton Variation  

Anne Souder, Xin Ying (22), Laurel Dalley Smith, Anne O’Donnell (23-24)  

Keigwin Variation  

Full Company.  

Lamentation Variations was commissioned by Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, Inc. with support from Francis Mason.

 

EKSTASIS 

 

Choregraphy Martha Graham reimagined by Virginie Mécène. 

Costume Martha Graham. 

Original Music Lehman Engel. 

Music Ramon Humet*. 

*Interludi meditatiu VII  from Homenaje a Martha Graham, © Neu Records 2016, used by arrangement with the copyright owner.  

Lighting Nick Hung. 

Premiere May 4 1933, Guild Theatre, New York.  

Premiere Ekstasis (reimagined) Feb 14 2017, The Joyce Theater, New York.  

“The body is a sacred garment.”—Martha Graham 

PeiJu Chien-Pott (22-23), Natasha M. Diamond-Walker (24).

 

MOSAIC 

 

Choregraphy Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. 

Assitants to the choregrapher Jason Kittelberger, Jennifer White.  

Music Felix Buxton*. 

*Yedidi Hashakhakhta from Yedid Nefesh by Meirav Ben David-Harel, Yaïr Harel, Nima Ben David, Michèle Claude; Moses by Fadia Thomb El Hague & Sarband; Moshé from Yedid Nefesh by Meirav Ben David-Harel, Yaïr Harel, Nima Ben David, Michèle Claude.  

Costumes Karen Young. 

Lighting Nick Hung. 

Premiere Feb 15, 2017, The Joyce Theater, New York.  

So Young An (22-24), Natasha M. Diamond-Walker (23), Abdiel Jacobsen (23), Lloyd Knight (22-24), Charlotte Landreau (22-24), Lloyd Mayor, Marzia Memoli (23), Anne O’Donnell (23), Lorenzo Pagano. Anne Souder, Leslie Andrea Williams, Xin Ying (22-24).  

Co-commissioned for Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, Inc. by Carolina Performing Arts, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Christopher Jones and Deb McAlister. 

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