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Martha Graham in Love and War: The Life in the Work

28 septiembre, 2012
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Often called the Picasso, Stravinsky, or Frank Lloyd Wright of the dance world, Martha Graham revolutionized ballet stages across the globe. Using newly discovered archival sources, award-winning choreographer and dance historian Mark Franko reframes Graham’s most famous creations, those from the World War II era, by restoring their rich historical and personal context.

Author, Mark Franko

Often called the Picasso, Stravinsky, or Frank Lloyd Wright of the dance world, Martha Graham revolutionized ballet stages across the globe. Using newly discovered archival sources, award-winning choreographer and dance historian Mark Franko reframes Graham’s most famous creations, those from the World War II era, by restoring their rich historical and personal context. Graham matured as an artist during the global crisis of fascism, the conflict of World War II, and the post-war period that ushered in the Cold War. Franko focuses on four of her most powerful works, American Document (1938), Appalachian Spring (1944), Night Journey (1948), and Voyage (1953), tracing their connections to Graham’s intense feelings of anti-fascism and her fascination with psychoanalysis. Moreover, Franko explores Graham’s intense personal and professional bond with dancer and choreographer Erick Hawkins. The author traces the impact of their constantly changing feelings about each other and about their work, and how Graham wove together strands of love, passion, politics, and myth to create a unique and iconically American school of choreography and dance.

“Franko presents a bold and rich narrative about neglected and unknown aspects of Martha Graham’s work during the wartime decades. He sets a new standard for a close reading of psychoanalysis and fascism in relation to dance modernism, allowing readers to discover the Graham inside the Graham we thought we knew.”–Janice Ross, Professor, Drama Department, Stanford University

“Franko considers Graham’s work from multiple perspectives, including politics, literature, psychoanalytical theory and, not least, her relationship to her own popular image. In his bold, incisive analyses, Franko dispels many of the myths surrounding Graham to reveal, in their place, a brilliant, conflicted, more human artist.”–Gay Morris, author of A Game for Dancers: Performing Modernism in the Postwar Years

Martha Graham in Love and War: The Life in the Work
Author, Mark Franko
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (June 5, 2012)
Language: English

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