Article Spires (Ballet choreographed by Martha Graham)

Performed to music by Johann Sebastian Bach, some dance historians have noted that Spires premiered on October 16, 1927, at New York's The Little Theatre. However, Spires is not listed on that program nor is it mentioned in any of the reviews. There was, in fact, another work on the program called Choral, also set to music by Bach. It is possible that the two titles are the same choreography. There may have been earlier documented performances of a work called Spires; however, according to materials held in the Library of Congress' Martha Graham Collection, Spires was first performed on April 14, 1929. The cast included Rosina Savelli, Evelyn Sabin, and Betty Macdonald. The New York Herald Tribune (April 15, 1929) noted that Spires was "a very beautiful spiritual composition."

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