Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Aaron and Martha: Appalachian Spring, Part II of IV, Ballet and Music (Video)

[Previously, at WEJB/NSU: “Video: Appalachian Spring, as Conceived, Choreographed, and Performed by Martha Graham; Music by Aaron Copland: Part 1 of 4.”]

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix


Published on Jan 11, 2010

Part 2/4
Appalachian Spring
Premiered 1944
Choreographed by Martha Graham
Original Score by Aaron Copland

This part contains the following movements of the piece:

4th movement: Quite fast. The Revivalist and his flock. Folksy feeling suggestions of square dances and country fiddlers.

5th movement: Still faster. Solo dance of the Bride presentiment of motherhood. Extremes of joy and fear and wonder.

6th movement: Very slowly (as at first). Transition scene to music reminiscent of the introduction.

Dancers in this film:

The Bride: Martha Graham
The Husbandman: Stuart Hodes
The Revivalist: Bertram Ross
The Pioneer Woman: Matt Turney
The Revivalists' Flock: Yuriko, Helen McGehee, Ethel Winter, Miriam Cole

Film Directed and Photographed by Peter Glushanok, Produced by Nathan Kroll, Presented by WQED Pittsburgh. Filmed in 1959.

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