Article Diversion of Angels (Ballet choreographed by Martha Graham) Wilderness Stair

Performed to music by Norman Dello Joio, Diversion of Angels, originally called Wilderness Stair: Diversion of Angels, premiered on August 13, 1948, at Connecticut College, New London. Costumes for the work were designed by Graham; the set, eliminated at the second performance, was created by Isamu Noguchi. The work was danced by the Martha Graham Dance Company. Frances Herridge, writing for the New York Star (August 17, 1948) said the work "s an appropriate curtain raiser to a week of modern dance, although it is a far cry from significant addition to her repertoire. It is without a story or discernible comment. Nor has it any role for Miss Graham herself. Essentially it is an exhibition piece for her group. As such it is superb."

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Diversion of Angels (Ballet choreographed by Martha Graham)
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Wilderness Stair
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Wilderness Stair
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Performed to music by Norman Dello Joio, Diversion of Angels, originally called Wilderness Stair: Diversion of Angels, premiered on August 13, 1948, at Connecticut College, New London. Costumes for the work were designed by Graham; the set, eliminated at the second performance, was created by Isamu Noguchi. The work was danced by the Martha Graham Dance Company. Frances Herridge, writing for the New York Star (August 17, 1948) said the work "s an appropriate curtain raiser to a week of modern dance, although it is a far cry from significant addition to her repertoire. It is without a story or discernible comment. Nor has it any role for Miss Graham herself. Essentially it is an exhibition piece for her group. As such it is superb."
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