MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY
JANUARY 13, 2023 at 3PM
MARTHA GRAHAM STUDIO THEATER
Catch up with “the extraordinary Martha Graham Dance Company”
(Lauren Warnecke, Chicago Tribune)
See Hofesh Shechter’s astonishing CAVE alongside excerpts from the new Canticle for Innocent Comedians by Martha Graham, Sonya Tayeh, and Micaela Taylor
Friday, January 13 at 3pm
at the Martha Graham Studio Theater at 55 Bethune Street (at the corner of Washington Street), NYC
and streamed live at marthagraham.org/apap
A catalog of classic GRAHAM MASTERWORKS such as Appalachian Spring, Diversion of Angels, Maple Leaf Rag and more and NEW WORKS by…
Sonya Tayeh with Michaela Taylor, Yue Yin, Juliano Nunes and others, score by Jason Moran
Annie Rigney (premiere April ’23)
Baye and Asa (premiere April ’23)
Jamar Roberts with a new score by Rhiannon Giddens (premiere spring ’24)
JANUARY 13 SHOWING PROGRAM
Excerpts from CANTICLE FOR INNOCENT COMEDIANS
Inspired by the work from 1952 by Martha Graham
New production conceived by Janet Eilber
Lead Choreographer: Sonya Tayeh
Choreography for vignettes by Martha Graham and Micaela Taylor
Music by Jason Moran
Costumes by Karen Young
Associate Choreographer: Jenn Freeman
Premiere: March 19, 2022, The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts at California State University, Northridge
This is a dance of joy, in praise of the world as it turns.
Alessio Crognale Laurel Dalley Smith Natasha M. Diamond-Walker
Lloyd Knight Jacob Larsen Anne O’Donnell Lorenzo Pagano
Anne Souder Richard Villaverde Leslie Andrea Williams Xin Ying
Opening, Closing Dance and all Interludes for the Ensemble Choreography by Sonya Tayeh
Choreography by Martha Graham
Anne O’Donnell, Lloyd Knight
Choreography by Micaela Taylor
Laurel Dalley Smith, Lorenzo Pagano
Major support for Canticle for Innocent Comedians was provided by Tee Scatuorchio & Michael Becker.
This work was made possible with a significant commissioning grant from The O’Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation and was commissioned by The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts with support from Jazz Road | South Arts Grant, California State University Northridge and Northrop Auditorium at The University of Minnesota.
Additional support was provided by Kenneth Bloom & Abby Meiselman, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
A creative residency was sponsored by The Church, Sag Harbor.
Choreography by Hofesh Shechter
Creative Producer Daniil Simkin
Music by Âme† and Hofesh Shechter
Costumes by Caleb Krieg
Choreography Assistant Kim Kohlmann
World Premiere: April 6th, 2022, New York City Center
So Young An Laurel Dalley Smith Lloyd Knight Jacob Larsen
Marzia Memoli Anne O’Donnell Lorenzo Pagano Anne Souder
Richard Villaverde Leslie Andrea Williams Xin Ying
CAVE was made possible with a significant commissioning grant from The O’Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation.
Major support for CAVE was provided by Sharon Patrick, the Clayton-Royer Family Fund, Monica Voldstad and Jeff & Susan Campbell and Barbara Goldstein.
Production support was provided by Vassar College.
Co-Producing support provided by Studio Simkin and Sharing Spaces.
†Samples of „Fiori” by Âme; Sample of “The Witness” by me & Karyyn. Frank Wiedemann and Kristian Beyer are members of the German collecting society GEMA and published by Innervisions GmbH.
The Graham repertory provides almost limitless possibilities for events, performances and curricula that can enhance a range of subjects for any audience. These include masterclasses, lecture-demonstrations, film screenings, gallery exhibits, and many other creative interactions. For more information or to discuss specific collaborations, please contact Simona Ferrara or Janet Eilber by email or call the Martha Graham Dance Company at 212.229.9200.
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