Article Deux Valses (Ballet choreographed by Martha Graham) Valses Sentimentales

Performed to music by Maurice Ravel, Deux Valses premiered on April 18, 1926, at New York's 48th Street Theater, Graham's first independent concert. The solo work was performed by Graham. Also known as Deux Valses Sentimentales and Valses Sentimentales, the Democrat (Rochester, NY) noted on May 29, 1926, that the work reflected a "vibrant motion." A December 1927, Dance Magazine article noted, Graham "was a wistful peasant girl on a holiday. In yellow dress and scarlet kerchief she was far gayer and more smiling than she usually allows herself to be on stage."

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