The Martha Graham Dance Company takes the stage with two joyous programs celebrating the exhilarating return to live theater. Scavengers, a new work by Andrea Miller, provides a high-energy launch to the season. Inspired by the rhythms, speeds, and surges of nonhuman life, Miller's premiere will be performed by eight dancers to a soundscape by Miller’s longtime collaborator Will Epstein.
The wondrous classics Appalachian Spring and Diversion of Angels, with scores created by composers Aaron Copland and Norman Dello Joio, set the stage for an array of rare offerings and premieres. Untitled (Souvenir) by Pam Tanowitz with a score by Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw returns to the repertory. The company will perform Treading, Elisa Monte’s signature duet, Jacob by Sir Robert Cohan, and the newly recovered Graham solo Immediate Tragedy onstage for the first time. These dances are enhanced with notable compositions by Steve Reich, Nils Frahm, and Christopher Rountree. Lastly, Graham’s unmissable homage to the power of women, Steps in the Street, rounds out the stellar program.
Curtain Chat: Wed, Oct 27
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Program A (10/26, 10/29, 10/31 Mat, 10/31 Eve)
Diversion of Angels
Program B (10/27, 10/28, 10/30 Eve)
Steps in the Street
Jacob by Sir Robert Cohan
Untitled (Souvenir) by Pam Tanowitz
Treading by Elisa Monte
Diversion of Angels
Program C: Future Dance Festival (10/30 Mat)
Inspired by Graham’s legacy of innovation, the Saturday Matinee, October 30th presents a program of electric and eclectic new choreographic voices. The program extends the Company’s commitment to the next generation by bringing important new voices to The Joyce stage. The Graham Company is collaborating with the 92nd Street Y’s Harkness Dance Center to present creations by finalists of the Future Dance Festival, which was hosted by the 92nd Street Y in April 2021.
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(Program A): Approximately 1 hour and 26 minutes with one intermission; (Program B): Approximately 1 hour and 26 minutes with one intermission; (Program C): Approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes with no intermission.