Adagio (Ballet choreographed by Martha Graham)
Article. Performed to music by George Frederic Handel, Adagio was later retitled Madonna. The work premiered on October 16, 1927, at New York's Little Theatre. The solo work was danced by Graham. Dance Magazine (December 1927) commented, "To Handel's music Martha Graham was an earthly creature unearthly—a pale, white Madonna whom ever the angels in Heaven might envy."