“Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they’re great because of their passion” a dance quote by Martha Graham (1894-1991). During the early 1930s, Martha Graham concentrated on emotional themes such as the piece ‘Lamentation’. Scholar Elizabeth Kendall wrote that it was ‘both a piece about the emotion of grief and a visual homage to contemporary architecture.’ By also describing Graham’s movement as ‘a skyscraper reeling’ she revealed both of Graham’s aesthetic drivers.
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