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Cave of the Heart


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Modern dance in one act with choreography by Martha Graham, music by Samuel Barber, set by Isamu Noguchi, costumes by Edythe Gilfond, and lighting by Jean Rosenthal. Premiered 10 May 1946 by the Martha Graham company at the McMillin Theater, Columbia University, New York, with Graham, Hawkins, Yuriko, and O'Donnell. The choreography, rich in Jungian symbolism, is based on the legend of Medea and Jason. It was originally titled Serpent Heart, but became Cave of the Heart in 1947.

Subjects: Dance.


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