Martha Graham at the Library Festival

GrahamHeader“Martha Graham at the Library” Festival
March 24-April 2, 2016

Library of Congress, Washington, DCMW Graham Ad3Made possible by:
The Irving and Verna Fine Fund in the Library of Congress
Dr. Sachiko Kuno and Dr. Ryuji Ueno
Embassy of Sweden & Swedish Arts Council

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Press Release

Program Booklet

Event Listings

Thursday, March 24, 2016 | 7 pm | [Lecture]
Listening to Stone: The Art and Life of Isamu Noguchi

Hayden Herrera, Author

Free, tickets required | Montpelier Room, Madison Building
Books will be available for purchase and signing

Saturday, March 26, 2016 | 11 am | [Special Presentation]
#DECLASSIFIED – October 30, 1944:
Witness to the World Premiere of Appalachian Spring

Nicholas Alexander Brown, Music Division

Free, tickets required | Whittall Pavilion, Jefferson Building
The venue of this event has changed to the Whittall Pavilion from the Jefferson Studio, LJ-G32.

Saturday, March 26, 2016 | 2 pm | [Films]
Triple Bill Film Screening

Isamu Noguchi: The Sculpture of Spaces (1995)
Directed by Kenji Hayashi
A Dancer’s World (1957)
Directed by Peter Glushanok
Isamu Noguchi (1972)
Directed by Michael Blackwood
Free, tickets required | Pickford Theater, Madison Building
NOTE: Advance tickets are no longer available. If you would like attend, a standby queue will form at 1:45 pm.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 | 7 pm | [Lecture]
Cave of the Heart: Noguchi’s Set for the Graham Ballet

Janet Eilber, Artistic Director, Martha Graham Dance Company
Free, tickets required | Performing Arts Reading Room, LM-113, Madison Building
The venue of this event has changed from the Whittall Pavilion to the Performing Arts Reading Room, LM-113, Madison Building.

Thursday, March 31, 2016 | 7 pm | [Lecture]
Sculpting Beyond the Pedestal: Isamu Noguchi’s Sets for Dance 1928-1988
Dakin Hart, Senior Curator, The Noguchi Museum
Free, tickets required | Whittall Pavilion, Jefferson Building

Friday, April 1, 2016 | 6:30 pm [Interview]
Pre-Performance Conversation: Janet Eilber & Pontus Lidberg
Janet Eilber, Artistic Director, Martha Graham Dance Company
Pontus Lidberg, Choreographer
Free, no tickets required | Whittall Pavilion, Jefferson Building

Friday, April 1, 2016 | 8 pm [Performance]
Saturday, April 2, 2016 | 2 pm & 8pm [Performance]
Martha Graham Dance Company

Appalachian Spring
–>Choreography by Martha Graham | Music by Aaron Copland
Dark Meadow [Suite]
–>Choreography by Martha Graham | Music by Carlos Chávez
Woodland [World Premiere]
–>Choreography by Pontus Lidberg | Music by Irving Fine
Cave of the Heart
–>Choreography by Martha Graham | Music by Samuel Barber
Free, tickets required | Coolidge Auditorium, Jefferson Building
NOTE: Advance tickets are no longer available and the Space Available Ticket Alert List is at capacity for all three performances. If you would like attend, but do not have a ticket, we recommend using our RUSH program.

Saturday, April 2, 2016 | 5 pm [Panel]
On Pointe: Composing for Dance at the Library of Congress
David Henning Plylar, Music Division
Aaron Sherber, Music Director/Conductor, Martha Graham Dance Company
Libby Smigel, Music Division
Free, no tickets required | Whittall Pavilion, Jefferson Building

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