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Martha Graham Dance Company - Cave of the Heart - a photo essay

by Robert Abrams
April 14, 2004
New York City Center
130 West 56th Street
(Audience Entrance is on West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues)
(Entrance for Studios and Offices is on West 56th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues)
New York, NY 10019
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Martha Graham Dance Company - Cave of the Heart

www.marthagrahamdance.org

Robert Abrams
April 14, 2004

Choreography and costumes by Martha Graham
Music by Samuel Barber, Medea, Opus 23
Set by Isamu Noguchi
Original lighting design by Jean Rosenthal
Adapted by Beverly Emmons

Katherine Crockett as Chorus (in the red dress)
Terese Capucili as Medea (in the black dress)
Kenneth Topping as Jason
Erica Dankmeyer as Princess (in the tan dress)

Cave of the Heart is a study of the destructive powers of love, the dark passions that guard the human heart, coiled like a serpent ready to strike when attacked. In the myth, Medea, a sorceress, falls in love with Jason and uses her magical powers to help him gain the Golden Fleece. Sacrificing all that was dear to her, she fled with him to Corinth. But Jason was ambitious and abandoned Medea. Betrayed and exiled, Medea plots a course that will end with the death of her rival, the Princess, and the murder of her own two children. The Chorus, foreseeing the tragedy about to be enacted, tries to prevent it, and suffers its deepest meaning. (Program notes)

These photos are from the excerpt of Cave of the Heart performed during the photo call at City Center.


Martha Graham Dance Company - Cave of the Heart
Photo courtesy of Robert Abrams



Martha Graham Dance Company - Cave of the Heart
Photo courtesy of Robert Abrams



Martha Graham Dance Company - Cave of the Heart
Photo courtesy of Robert Abrams



Martha Graham Dance Company - Cave of the Heart
Photo courtesy of Robert Abrams



Martha Graham Dance Company - Cave of the Heart
Photo courtesy of Robert Abrams



Martha Graham Dance Company - Cave of the Heart
Photo courtesy of Robert Abrams



Martha Graham Dance Company - Cave of the Heart
Photo courtesy of Robert Abrams



Martha Graham Dance Company - Cave of the Heart
Photo courtesy of Robert Abrams



Martha Graham Dance Company - Cave of the Heart
Photo courtesy of Robert Abrams



Martha Graham Dance Company - Cave of the Heart
Photo courtesy of Robert Abrams



Martha Graham Dance Company - Cave of the Heart
Photo courtesy of Robert Abrams



Martha Graham Dance Company - Cave of the Heart
Photo courtesy of Robert Abrams



Martha Graham Dance Company - Cave of the Heart
Photo courtesy of Robert Abrams



Martha Graham Dance Company - Cave of the Heart
Photo courtesy of Robert Abrams



Martha Graham Dance Company - Cave of the Heart
Photo courtesy of Robert Abrams



Martha Graham Dance Company - Cave of the Heart
Photo courtesy of Robert Abrams



Martha Graham Dance Company - Cave of the Heart
Photo courtesy of Robert Abrams



Martha Graham Dance Company - Cave of the Heart
Photo courtesy of Robert Abrams



Martha Graham Dance Company - Cave of the Heart
Photo courtesy of Robert Abrams



Martha Graham Dance Company - Cave of the Heart
Photo courtesy of Robert Abrams



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