Program B: “Frontier,” “Steps in the Street,” “Lamentation Variations,” “Errand Into the Maze,” “Snow Falls in Winter,” “Echo”
Martha Graham, Michelle Dorrance, Liz Gerring, Bulareyaung Pagarlava, Annie-B Parson, Andonis Foniadakis
Martha Graham Company
New York, NY
February 17, 2015
by Martha Sherman
copyright © 2015 by Martha Sherman
It can’t be said that everything in Martha Graham’s canon holds up after almost 90 years, and the troupe has had its share of challenges since Graham’s death in 1991. But there wasn’t a miss in the second of several mixed program evenings at the Joyce, either in the crisp formal Graham treasures, or in the works created by several contemporary artists and set on the company. The intriguing mix of new work included several variations on Graham’s iconic “Lamentations,” and a new stage design by Frank Gehry for an older work, as well as an iconoclastic, witty dance theater offering by Annie-B Parson.
Photo: Ying Xin in “Echo.” Photo © Brigid Pierce.