The Generalife Theatre
Saturday 22 June 22:30 Dance


Martha Graham Dance Company

Janet Eilber, artistic director



Diversion of Angels

Choreography and Costumes: Martha Graham

Music: Norman Dello Joio

Original lighting: Jean Rosenthal

Lighting adapted by Beverly Emmons

Running time: 18 minutes



Choreography: Martha Graham, reimagined by Virginie Mécène

Costumes: Martha Graham

Original music: Lehman Engel

Music for Ekstasis: Ramon Humet (reimagined)

Running time: 7 minutes


Lamentation Variations

Choreographies: Bulareyaung Pagarlava, Nicolas Paul and Larry Keigwin

Musics: Gustav Mahler, John Dowland and Fryderyk Chopin

Lighting (Pagarlava, Keigwin): Beverly Emmons

Lighting (Paul): Yi-Chung Chen

Costumes: Jennifer O’Donnell

Conceived by Janet Eilber

Running time: 18 minutes




The Rite of Spring

Choreography: Martha Graham

Music: Igor Stravinsky

Costumes: Pilar Limosne after Martha Graham and Halston

Lighting: Solomon Weisbard

Set: Edward T. Morris

Projections: Paul Lieber

Running time: 33 minutes

Martha Graham: The Rite of Spring, beauty and mystery three decades after its Spanish premiere in Granada

The stage of the Generalife Theatre will become impregnated with the beauty and mystery of Martha Graham’s The Rite of Spring, three decades after its Spanish premiere at the Granada Festival. The company of the so called “mother” of North America’s modern dance, is one of the most important companies around the world, and this iconic creation adds its brilliance to Igor Stravinsky’s stunning composition. Also included in the programme is the dazzling Diversion of Angels, with music by Norman Dello Joio, whose purpose, according to Graham, was “to highlight the passion for living, the passion for loving”. The solo Ekstasis, reconstructed from pictures, given that the original –a key piece in her career– had been lost, and Lamentation Variations, homage paid by three contemporary choreographers to the great artist, inspired in her historic Lamentations (1930), will complete the programme. The company continues to invite creators to carry out choreographic variations from the fil of Martha Graham dancing this significant title.