“A Possible Somewhere (an impossible scene setting)” <sup>1</sup>

Mark Franko

in Martha Graham in Love and War

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199777662
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950119 | DOI:
                   “A Possible Somewhere (an impossible scene setting)”                                               1

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This chapter discusses Voyage (1953) as a forgotten Graham work that rejects myth for personal reasons and attempts to apply psycho-dramatic techniques to the creation of choreography. It discusses the development of this work in Graham’s correspondence with her psychoanalyst Frances Wickes, and the influence of Jungian psychoanalysis on the work. It studies Graham’s use of notes and notebooks in the choreography.

Keywords: Voyage; notebooks; Frances Wickes; psychoanalysis; choreography

Chapter.  12291 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Dance ; American Music

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