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.