Martha Graham: Dance on Film [2 Discs] [Criterion Collection] [DVD]
- SKU: 9021603
- Release Date: 09/18/2007
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- New, restored high-definition digital transfers of three films: A Dancer's World, Appalachian Spring, Night Journey
- A comparison of Appalachian Spring with an archival performance, by dance critic and historian Deborah Jowitt
- Excerpts from a television pilot featuring composer Aaron Copland discussing his work on Appalachian Spring
- A visual essay on working with Graham, narrated by Nathan Kroll
- New interview with Museum of Television and Radio curator Ron Simon, discussing Kroll's work and legacy
- New interviews with the films' editors, Eleanor Hamerow and Miriam Arsham
- Martha Graham: The Dancer Revealed, a 1994 documentary produced for PBS's American Masters series
- New interviews with six dancers from the films
- Excerpts from a 1975 filmed technique demonstration by Graham's company, narrated by Graham
- Footage of Graham's company from a 1954 European tour
- A booklet featuring a new essay by dance critic Joan Acocella
Martha Graham: The Dancer Revealed
This documentary chronicles the life and work of the woman who revolutionized the world of dance; without Martha Graham, modern dance would not be the same. She developed a completely new dance idiom, expressing itself in angular, percussive gestures. Her choreography was equally as innovative, focusing on the American experience. Excerpts from Graham's dances highlight the film. There is commentary from Agnes de Mile, Erick Hawkins, Ron Protas, and Martha Graham herself. The film is an excellent character study of a woman with a vision. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter, Rovi
A Dancer's World