Martha Graham Dance Company to live music from Wild Up


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.

Martha Graham Dance Company | Valley Performing Arts Center | May 13

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