She was in her fifties during the forties — maybe that’s why this by-then mature artist was creating a litany of masterworks, nearly all to commissioned scores that got live delivery in performance.
In an honoring of that dance history, the Graham Company will perform a fully loaded program of three Graham ballets — you can call them ballets — to the live accompaniment by Wild Up. Founder Christopher Rountree will conduct.
In the photo Graham partnered by Erick Hawkins, performs “Dark Meadow” 1946 to a score by Carlos Chavez. A distillation of the work, “Dark Meadow Suite,” is included in the VPAC program.
It is my honor to offer a pre-performance talk for the Graham Company performance at VPAC. Please join me there.