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Martha Graham In Performance

Martha Graham: American Original
Release Date: 07/30/2002 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 1177  
Composer:  William SchumanAaron Copland
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 33 Mins. 

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Running Time: 93 minutes
Region Code: ALL
Picture Format: NTSC
Color: Color

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 it's truest form. The program is in three parts. Starring: Martha Graham.

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
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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. Directed by Alexander Hammid (Filmed in 1961)

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. (Filmed in 1958)
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Works on This Recording

Night Journey by William Schuman
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 
Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943-1944; USA 

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