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Every Soul is a Circus


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Modern dance work in one act with choreography by Graham, music by Paul Nordhoff, set by Philip Stapp, and costumes by Edythe Gilfond. Premiered 27 Dec. 1939 by Martha Graham Dance Company at St James' Theater, New York, with Graham, Hawkins, and Cunningham (his first role with the company). It is based on a poem by Vachel Lindsay which humorously dissects the split personality of a woman. The central female character observes the reactions of her various partners as she flirts with a mischievous acrobat and a bullish ringmaster.

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