Live Premiere: A Digital Reinvention of Martha Graham's Immediate Tragedy
Posted June 15, 2020
Commissioned by The Soraya, this new iteration of Immediate Tragedy features an original score by Christopher Rountree to be performed by the Los Angeles-based collective, Wild Up. These musicians took inspiration from shards of Cowell’s music notations found in the Graham archives, while 14 dancers each worked to develop specific movement phrases based on photos of the original piece. From around the world, these artists collaborated from the safety of their homes through a variety of technologies to synchronize movement, music and digital design.
Tune in to our Facebook page for this live video stream on June 19 at 7 PM. The event will also include interviews with the collaborators as well as a pre-recorded performance of Graham’s Deep Song, created as a companion to Immediate Tragedy in 1937.