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Primitive Mysteries / Martha Graham
American dancer, choreographer, and company director
We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. One becomes in some area an athlete of God
Martha Graham
View a video of this performance at the UW Media Center.
Premiere Date: 1931
Music: Louis Horst
Costume Design: Martha Graham
Lighting Design: Beverly Emmons after Jean Rosenthal
Reconstruction: Sophie Maslow (1964)
Staging: Diane Gray
Costume Realization: Christine Smith
Lighting Realization: Michael Wellborn
Rehearsal Direction: Hannah C. Wiley
Musicians: Paul Moore (piano), Janet Putnam (flute), Paul Taub (oboe)
Dancers: Elizabeth Spatz, The Virgin, with Katie Au, Heidi Brewer, Stacie Brown, Sarah Carlson, Rhonda Cinotto, Natalie Danielson, Lauren Ehnbuske, Jennifer Griffiths, Kesa H. Huey, Chalie Livingston, Carly Pansulla, Leah Schrager
Performance Date: February 2005
Performance Location: Meany Theater, University of Washington
Martha Graham Works:
Title Staging Premiere Date
Chronicle Virginie Mecene 1936
Lamentation Miki Orihara 1930