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Article Danse Languide (Ballet choreographed by Martha Graham)

Martha Graham Dancers in Danse Languide
Martha Graham Dancers in Danse Languide. Photograph by Soichi Sunami. Reproduced with permission of the Sunami Family.

Performed to music by Alexander Scriabine, Danse Languide premiered on April 18, 1926, at New York's 48th Street Theater, Graham's first independent concert. The original cast included Thelma Biracree, Evelyn Sabin, and Betty Macdonald. An April 12, 1926, New York Telegram article by critic S. Jay Kaufman said of Graham's upcoming concert, "It is her aim to make her program interesting from the music as well as the dance standpoint."

In 1927, Danse Languide was performed as one part of Graham's choreography, Five Poems (also performed to music by Scriabine).

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