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Embattled Garden - Duets

by Natalie Laruccia
January 29, 2003
The Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Avenue (at the corner of 19th Street)
New York, NY 10011

Embattled Garden - Duets

Photo essay by Natalie Laruccia
January 29, 2003

Choreography and costumes by Martha Graham
Music by Carlos Surinach
Set by Isamu Noguchi
Original lighting by Jean Rosenthal
Adapted by Beverly Emmons

Premiere: April 3, 1958, Adelphi Theatre, New York City

Love, it has been said, does not obey the rules of love but yields to some more ancient ruder law. The Garden of Love seems to be threatened by The Stranger's knowledge of the world outside and by the old knowledge of those like Lilith (according to legend, Adam's wife before Eve) who lived there first.

Dancers: Elizabeth Auclair, Tadej Brdnik, Miki Orihara, Christophe Jeannot.

For more information, see www.marthagrahamdance.org or www.joyce.org.

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