Article La Soirée dans Grenade (Ballet choreographed by Martha Graham) The Moth

Performed to music by Claude Debussy, La Soirée dans Grenade premiered on November 28, 1927, at New York's Klaw Theatre. The solo work, later renamed The Moth, was performed by Martha Graham. On March 6, 1927, the Washington Post critic Robert Bell described Graham as, "the woman like a white moth seeking the light stalks the streets of Granada, it is a veil she handles to perfection. The veil clings to her body, loving it, she and it find protection in each other--her hands seem to call to it and it comes flying. For a moment it is submissive; then the dancer wearies of the veil and it drops quivering from her to her feet, and the woman stands without it proud and free."

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La Soirée dans Grenade (Ballet choreographed by Martha Graham)
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The Moth
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The Moth
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Article. Performed to music by Claude Debussy, La Soirée dans Grenade premiered on November 28, 1927, at New York's Klaw Theatre. The solo work, later renamed The Moth, was performed by Martha Graham. On March 6, 1927, the Washington Post critic Robert Bell described Graham as, "the woman like a white moth seeking the light stalks the streets of Granada, it is a veil she handles to perfection. The veil clings to her body, loving it, she and it find protection in each other--her hands seem to call to it and it comes flying. For a moment it is submissive; then the dancer wearies of the veil and it drops quivering from her to her feet, and the woman stands without it proud and free."
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