★★★★★ Thanks to Yolande Yorke-Edgell and her company, Robert Cohan was able to continue creating dance works for performance up until his death in January this year at the age of 95...
Tag - Lamentation
Featuring Lamentation (Martha Graham), Sea of Troubles (Kenneth MacMillan), Afternoon Conversations with Dancers (Robert Cohan) and So It Is (Yolande Yorke-Edgell). Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou..
Isamu Noguchi and Martha Graham collaborated for over fifty years, from 1934 until his death in 1988, and the new Barbican exhibition in part covers their rich artistic relationship. The exhibition also included a live performance of Martha Graham's "Lamentation", danced by Yolande Yorke-Edgell.
★★★★✰ The Fall for Dance festival is an all digital affair this year and Program 1 included striking and heartfelt premieres by Jamar Roberts and Christopher Wheeldon...
★★★★✰ After watching two of the four programs, a few things stand out. Firstly, it is clear that this is no simple gala, despite the format; there is a strong personal esthetic and philosophy at work behind the programs.
★★★✰✰ The gala was a well-put-together, briskly-paced affair, a sampler of Graham excerpts dating back to her very first recital, in 1926.
Even more than with other choreographers, the costumes and sets are essential elements of Graham’s dance imagination. Think of Martha’s stretchy sack-dress in Lamentation, or the prickly metal tree-dress by Noguchi in Cave of the Heart. They are extensions of the dancers’ bodies, and of Graham’s Jungian world-view.