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Night Journey

Night Journey

Jan. 01, 1960United States29 Min.N/A
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Night Journey, the dance, had its premiere only two and a half years after Appalachian Spring, and it is a close cousin. It too has a stream-of-consciousness narration: Jocasta, as she is about to kill herself, remembering what has happened to her. It too contains soul-delving solos, broken up by ensemble dances. Here, however, the ensemble is a darker element. As the story was taken from Greek tragedy, so the corps is the equivalent of Greek tragedy’s chorus. They tell us how to feel: afraid mostly. In this piece Graham pushed her habitual economy to its limits. — Joan Acocella

Original title Night Journey
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Cast

Martha Graham isQueen Jocasta
Queen Jocasta
Bertram Ross isKing Oedipus
King Oedipus
Paul Taylor isTiresias
Tiresias
Helen McGehee isChorus Leader
Chorus Leader

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