Martha Graham Dance Company’s annual Gala was held to celebrate the launch of Political Dance Project, debuting mid-June. Held at the lovely Cedar Lake Wednesday evening, the black tie affair honors both its 84-years as America’s most celebrated dance company and its forthcoming annual showcase.
Envisaged by Janet Eilber, artistic director and speaker last night, snip its from Dance is a Weapon, which will premiere June 9, were exhibited. Based on a multimedia exhibit created by Victoira Geduld and Ellen Graff it chronicles the rise of Fascism in the1930’s– the social and political protests and civil hardships that fostered and characterize the development of Modern dance. To see a full-length exploration of four of the five dance sequences showcased this evening, go to my previous article, written on the Political Dance Project. These solos were two minutes fractions of four of five performances I’d witnessed at large during their rehearsal one month ago, at Joyce Soho.