American Icons: Appalachian Spring

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Friday, July 05, 2013

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In 1942, Aaron Copland was commissioned to write a score for the choreographer Martha Graham. Dance and music in America have never been the same.

Their ballet, Appalachian Spring, looks at the tension between community and individualism through the story of a bride and groom in a strait-laced frontier town — complete with a revivalist preacher and his cult-like followers. Produced by Jocelyn Gonzales.

(Originally aired: January 07, 2006)

Guests:

Marshall Blonsky, Michael Boriskin, Martha Graham, Patrick Grant, Yuriko Kikuchi and Judith Tick

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