Article Baal Shem (Ballet choreographed by Martha Graham) Rejoycing

Performed to music by Ernest Bloch, Baal Shem had two parts. Part one was called "Simchas Torah (Rejoycing)," danced by Betty Macdonald, Rosina Savelli, and Evelyn Sabin. The second part, "Vidui (Contrition)," was performed by Martha Graham. Baal Shem premiered on November 28, 1926, at New York's Klaw Theatre.

Part one, "Simchas Torah," was performed in 1927 as an ensemble dance called Rejoycing. A Dance Magazine review (December 1927) described Graham as "a Hebrew woman at the Wailing Wall, as overcome with emotion as any orthodox Jewess was ever known to be. In the second part, the four dancers rejoiced [in] a mood of frenzied ecstasy."

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Baal Shem (Ballet choreographed by Martha Graham)
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