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Pic of the Week: Graham by Moselsio

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Martha Graham in Lamentation, No. 3. Photograph by Herta Moselsio.

This week’s featured picture is from the Herta Moselsio Collection, a remarkable  body of work that can be found in our Martha Graham presentation. In 1939, film maker Moselsio worked with  Martha Graham to film her work Lamentation, which premiered in New York in 1930. This iconic work of Graham places the solo dancer on a low bench, from which she never moves. The costume consists of a triangular tube of jersey material that allows the audience to see only the feet, hands, and part of the head.

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