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Robert Wilson’s “Snow on the Mesa”: A Martha Graham performance and Gala

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Robert Wislon, Grace Hightower and Robert DeNiro

Photography by Steve Sands. Rufus Wainwright, Katherine Crockett, Robert Wilson

“85 years of the intangible, never to be re-experienced or repeated in
the same way again.” -Artistic Director, Janet Eilber

Bodies powdered white, like dough– emerged unto the Rose Theater stage, representing Robert Wilson’s “Snow on the Mesa.” Ready to mold and to be molded by the spaces before them, the Martha Graham Dance company featured a remarkable, life changing performance.

An international treasure, a pioneer of experimental performance art theater, Wilson’s play with light, color, space and time manifested into several key performances, last night. They mark his recognition that faces, emotions, and outcomes constantly change.

Part I began with the “The Wolf Wife,” which segued to the “Shaker Interior,” starring Xiachuan Xie and Tadej Brdnick. White, light costumes against a simple blue background and Asian fluid staccatos joined together to provide ease and beauty.

Grace Hightower-center and Robert DeNiro