Martha Graham Dance Company

artistic direction Janet Eilber
executive direction 
LaRue Allen

with Lloyd Knight, Ben Schultz, Xin Ying, Natasha M. Diamond-Walker, Charlotte Landreau, Lloyd Mayor, Lorenzo Pagano, Anne Souder, So Young An, Laurel Dalley Smith, Jacob Larsen, Marzia Memoli, Anne O’Donnell, Leslie Andrea Williams, Alessio Crognale

Senior Artistic Associate Denise Vale

Errand into the Maze

choreography and costume design Martha Graham
music Gian Carlo Menotti*
original lighting design Jean Rosenthal
adaptation Beverly Emmons
performers Xin Ying, Alessio Crognale
premiere: 28 February 1947, Ziegfeld Theatre, New York
*Used by arrangement with G. Schirmer, Inc., publisher and copyright owner.

choreography Martha Graham reimagined by Virginie Mécène
costume design Martha Graham
original music Lehman Engel
music for the reimagined version Ramon Humet*
lighting design Nick Hung
performer Anne Souder
premiere: 4 May 1933, Guild Theatre, New York
Ekstasis (reimagined): 14 February 2017, Joyce Theater, New York
*”Interludi meditatiu VII” from Homenaje a Martha Graham, © Neu Records 2016, used by arrangement with the copyright owner.

choreography Maxine Doyle and Bobbi Jene Smith
music Lesley Flanigan
costume design Karen Young
lighting design Yi-Chung Chen
performers So Young An, Laurel Dalley Smith, Natasha M. Diamond-Walker, Marzia Memoli, Anne O’Donnell, Anne Souder, Leslie Andrea Williams, Xin Ying
premiere: 2 April 2019, Joyce Theater, New York

Lamentation Variations
choreography Bulareyaung Pagarlava, Nicolas Paul and Larry Keigwin
music Gustav Mahler, John Dowland and Frederic Chopin*
lighting design (Pagarlava, Keigwin) Beverly Emmons
lighting design (Paul) Yi-Chung Chen
costume design Jennifer O’Donnell
conceived by Janet Eilber
performers Charlotte Landreau, Alessio Crognale, Lloyd Knight, Lloyd Mayor (var. Pagarlava), Marzia Memoli, Anne Souder, Leslie Andrea Williams (var. Paul), intera Compagnia (var Keigwin)
premiere: 11 September 2007, Joyce Theater, New York City
*Mahler (Pagarlava): “Die zwei blauen Augen von meinem Schatz”, from Lieder eienes fahrenden Gesellen; Dowland (Paul): Lachrimae Antiquae; Chopin (Keigwin): Nocturne in F Sharp, Op.15 No.2.
The Lamentation Variations was commissioned by the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, Inc. with support from Francis Mason. Paul Variation was commissioned for the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, Inc. by the Opéra National de Paris.

Diversion of Angels
choreography and costume design Martha Graham
music Norman Dello Joio*
original lighting design Jean Rosenthal
adapted by Beverly Emmons
performers Natasha M. Diamond-Walker, Ben Schultz (The Couple in White) So Young An, Lloyd Knight (The Couple in Red) Charlotte Landreau, Lloyd Mayor (The Couple in Yellow) Laurel Dalley Smith, Marzia Memoli, Anne O’Donnell, Leslie Andrea Williams, Lorenzo Pagano
premiere: 13 August 1948, Palmer Auditorium, New London, Connecticut
* Used by arrangement with Carl Fischer, Inc., publisher and copyright owner.

Free roundtrip shuttle service for the events at the Pala De André, leaving from Piazza Farini (in front of the train station).
Departure times: 8.30 pm and 8.45 pm

28 years from her death, Martha’s indelible imprint still remains in the Company she founded, which continues to foster her spirit and legacy. For example in Errand into the Maze (1947), from the “mythological” period of the “Lady of Modern Dance”: after the original sets by Noguchi were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, the title was revived in a stripped-down version focusing on choreographic intensity. While the iconic solo of Lamentation is re-read by contemporary authors as a set of personal homages, the thrust of the pelvis Martha experimented with in Ekstasis has now been re-imagined by Virginie Mécène. The brilliant finale features Diversion of Angels, where Martha looked towards the future with a plotless ballet taking its themes from the infinite aspects and expressions of love.

The Programme