Martha Graham Dance Company and Wild Up
Immediate Tragedy (World Premiere Commissioned by The Soraya)
Generously sponsored by Kathleen P. Martin.
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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.
Martha Graham's staging map from her premiere of Immediate Tragedy in 1937
Martha Graham Dance Company: So Young An, Alessio Crognale, Laurel Dalley Smith, Natasha Diamond-Walker, Lloyd Knight, Charlotte Landreau, Jacob Larsen, Lloyd Mayor, Marzia Memoli, Anne O’Donnell, Lorenzo Pagano, Anne Souder, Leslie Andrea Williams, Xin Ying
Musicians of Wild Up: Jiji, Richard Valitutto, Jodie Landau, Brian Walsh, Derek Stein