July 2, 2022

Martha Graham at Dance @ The Library

Essex Library’s popular Dance @ The Library film series continues on Friday, August 5th at 3 P.M. with Martha Graham; Dance on Film. One of the great artistic forces of the last century, Martha Graham influenced dance worldwide through her work as a performer, choreographer, and teacher.  The first part of the film, a short documentary called A Dancer’s World, is narrated by Graham and shows her at work as a teacher and dance maker. Following it are two short performance films of complete Graham ballets,  Appalachian Spring, and Night Journey, the first set to a soaring score by Aaron Copland, the second a rendering of the Oedipus myth.  This program is free and open to all. Please call the Essex Library at 860-767-1560 for more information or to register.