“Primitive Mysteries,” “Rust,” “Mosaic,” “Diversion of Angels”
Martha Graham Dance Company
The Joyce Theater
New York, NY
February 17, 2017
by Marianne Adams
copyright © 2017 by Marianne Adams
The Martha Graham Dance Company’s latest New York season, intriguingly titled “Sacred / Profane,” offered a mix of two Graham works and two newer choreographies, including one world premiere by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, in its second program. The works presented an interplay of ritual and innocence, problems of torture, a mosaic of human identity and spectrums of love, and their performance amounted to an evening of very earnest artistic presentation of these complex topics.
Photo of Martha Graham Dance Company in Martha Graham’s “Primitive Mysteries.” Photo © by Brigid Pierce.