Martha Graham Dance Company at the Hop
The EVE Project and “Appalachian Spring”

Martha Graham Dance Company

with members of Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra, Filippo Ciabatti, conductor
January 17 - 18, 2020

This event occurred as part of the 19/20 Hop Presents season. This is an archived view.

Women creators collaborating across generations.

19/20 Hop Presents

Founded 93 years ago by one of the greatest female art pioneers, the Martha Graham Dance Company stays true to that tradition with its EVE project, commissioning work by today's distinctive women choreographers in honor of the 2020 centennial of the 19th Amendment. At the Hop, MGDC will perform an EVE commission by Pam Tanowitz underscored by Pulitzer-winning composer Caroline Shaw, alongside the 2007 Lamentation Variations, in which today's dancemakers riff on Graham's 1930 solo Lamentation, and Graham's iconic Appalachian Spring. The music for the evening is provided by an ensemble including members of the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra under the direction of DSO conductor Filippo Ciabatti.

Tanowitz lit up the Hop last season with New Goldberg Variations, and we are thrilled to have her work again presented at the Hop. Encouraged by MGDC Artistic Director Janet Eilber, Tanowitz built her work, Untitled (Souvenir), from appealing shapes and phrases from Graham's work. The result is a stripped-down, eloquent work for eight dancers that spools, at slow-to-medium pace, to Shaw's brightly colored score for double string quartet.

The Top of the Hop Bar will be open Fri & Sat, Jan 17 & 18 starting at 6 pm. Bring your ticket for $1 off a drink; Hop Members at the Investor+ level receive a complimentary drink.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts

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