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Martha Graham Dance Company

 

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According to Graham, Diversion of Angels (1948), also on the second program, embodies a "love of life and love of love." In it, three couples meet and part in an exploration both vibrant and poignant. High leg lifts and fluid deep back bends signal avidity for life and shared experiences. As Graham's father prophetically told her early on, "Movement doesn't lie."

Once, when asked to choose, Graham said that she preferred to be remembered as a dancer, not a choreographer. But with the exception of a cache of glamorous photographs and some film of Graham, it's the choreography that lives on. Graham's technique preached "freedom through discipline." One hopes that her beleaguered company will soon return to financial health, allowing it the creative autonomy to nurture and expand upon her inheritance.

[Review published October 2006]    (end of article)

 

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