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ONLINE — Martha Graham Dance Company: Appalachian Spring, Then and Now

Performance Dates

  • Fri Feb 19 2021 through Fri Feb 26 2021


Meany Center Digital Stage

Watch here on our website:
February 19, 12:00 noon — February 26, 11:59 p.m. (PST)

FREE. Streaming on demand. No pre-registration required.

Comprised of the “most skilled and powerful dancers you can ever hope to see” (The Washington Post), the Martha Graham Dance Company performs Graham’s iconic and revered work Appalachian Spring, with original music by Aaron Copland. In this presentation, filmed at Jacob's Pillow in 2019, performance excerpts are interspersed with readings by Blythe Danner of letters between Martha Graham and Aaron Copland. Current Martha Graham Artistic Director Janet Eilber speaks about the historical and current relevance of this work along with archival video from 1947 with dancers Martha Graham, Erick Hawkins, May O'Donnell, Merce Cunningham, Nina Fonaroff, Pearl Lang, Marjorie Maza, Yuriko. 


The dancers gave the kind of deeply committed performances that keep the Graham repertoire vibrant and yes, relevant.
The Boston Globe


World Dance Series generously sponsored by the Families of Delaney and Justin Dechant and Ira and Courtney Gerlich.

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