American Icons: Appalachian Spring

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Saturday, January 07, 2006

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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.

The now-legendary 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.

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Jocelyn Gonzales

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