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Lamentation


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Modern dance work in one act with choreography and costume by Graham and music by Kodály. Premiered 8 Jan. 1930 at Maxine Elliott's Theater, New York, with Graham. It is set to Kodaly's Piano Piece, Op. 3, No. 2 and features a single dancer who remains seated throughout the work. Swathed in a tube of jersey material her swaying, keening movements are a distillation of profound grief. It became one of Graham's signature pieces and was filmed in 1943.

Subjects: Dance.


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