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Martha Graham In Performance / Martha Graham, Paul Taylor [DVD]

Notes & Reviews:

A true pioneer in the world of dance, Martha Graham became an American legend. She was a fearless explorer and a passionate artist, and she exemplified the American spirit in its truest form. The program is in three parts.

In this 30-minute Peabody Award-winning film, Miss Graham and her company demonstrate the challenge and beauty of expression through movement. Developed during her European and Oriental tours - "exercises de style" - takes us into her dressing room, the studio and the spirit of dance itself. Directed and photographed by Peter Glushanok.

A retelling of the legend of Oedipus. Miss Graham as Jocasta, Paul Taylor as Tiresais, and Bertram Ross as Oedipus. The work has a score by William Schuman and set design by Isamu Noguchi, the internationally renowned sculptor and designer.

An American folk tale of a young pioneer, his bride, and a wandering revivalist preacher with a band of followers. The Pulitzer Prize-winning score was composed by Aaron Copland, and the sets were designed by Isamu Noguchi. Directed and photographed by Peter Glushanok.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 93 min.
Region: 1
Picture Format: NTSC, B&W
Country of Origin: USA


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