Appalachian Spring • 31m
Directed by Peter Glushanov • 1958 • United States
A newlywed couple, a revivalist preacher, and other pioneers celebrate the construction of a farm house in this filmed ballet conceived and choregraphed by Martha Graham.
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The original dance “Appalachian Spring,” which premiered at the Library of Congress on October 30, 1944, was part of the Graham company repertoire for many years before Nathan Kroll documented it. Here dance critic Deborah Jowitt compares excerpts of an earlier filmed performance of the dance, fe...
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