Satyric Festival Song (1932)2018-10-31T13:16:35+00:00

Project Description

Satyric Festival Song premiered in 1932 at the Guild Theater in New York City, part of a suite of solo dances entitled Dance Songs. The dance was inspired by American Indian Pueblo culture and the clowns who satirize and mock the sacred rituals. Set to a score by Imre Weisshaus, with a costume designed by Martha Graham, the dance disappeared from the repertory for many years and was best known through the series of photographs published in Barbara Morgan’s 1942 book on Martha Graham. It was reconstructed by Diane Grey and Janet Eilber in 1994, to music by Fernando Palacios, for a season at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York.