Martha Graham: An American Original in Performance (1988)

Genres - Dance  |   Sub-Genres - Jazz & Modern Dance  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Martha Graham was a pioneering revolutionary dancer who was not afraid to take creative risks or express her art in any way she desired. She took artistic chances that no other dancer attempted and succeeded by becoming a national celebrity. With this video, Graham dances in three of her most famous performances. First, you will see Graham dance in "A Dancer's World," which is a 30-minute film about expression through movement. Then, watch Graham perform in "Night Journey," which is a version of then Oedipus story. Finally, you will see her dance in "Appalachian Spring," which is based on an American folk tale.

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career-retrospective, dance [art], modern-dance, pioneer