WORLD PREMIERE: Immediate Tragedy- Martha Graham Dance Company and Wild Up
June 19, 2020, at 5:00PM
Martha Graham Dance Company and Wild Up were first brought together by The Soraya in 2017. Continuing the longstanding partnership between the three organizations, The Soraya commissioned and produced the world premiere of Immediate Tragedy.
Inspired by Martha Graham’s lost solo from 1937, this reimagined version features 14 dancers and includes new music composed by Wild Up’s Christopher Rountree. The 30-minute world premiere includes interviews with the collaborators, a screening of a recent performance of Deep Song, a solo which the choreographer created as a companion to Immediate Tragedy in 1937, a performance of Intermediate Percussion by Henry Cowell, and the premiere of the new Immediate Tragedy, which is 10 minutes long.
Betto Arcos Interviews Soraya alums Lila Downs, Arturo O'Farrill, and Eugenia León
June 8, 2020, at 11:00AM
In this series of exclusive interviews for The Soraya, Music Journalist Betto Arcos (NPR, KPCC) connects with Lila Downs, Arturo O'Farrill, and Eugenia León to reminisce about their experiences at The Soraya and to reflect on this time of self-isolation.