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Modern dance work in one act with choreography by Graham, music by Hunter Johnson, set by Arch Lauterer, costumes by Edythe Gilford, and lighting by Rosenthal. Premiered 26 Dec. 1943 by Martha Graham and Company at 46th St. Theater, New York with Graham, Dudley, Maslow, Hawkins, and Cunningham. It is based on the lives of the Brontë sisters, but rather than narrating their stories it focuses on the relationships within the family, and on the workings of memory and the imagination. A preview performance was given on 18 Jul. at Bennington College Theater. Other Brontë ballets include Hynd's Charlotte Brontë (mus. D. Young, Royal Ballet Touring Company, 1974) and G. Lynne's The Brontës (mus. D. Muldowney, Northern Ballet Theatre, 1995).

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