Article Imperial Gesture (Ballet choreographed by Martha Graham)

Performed to music by Lehman Engel, Imperial Gesture premiered on November 10, 1935, at New York's Guild Theatre. The solo work was performed by Martha Graham. The New York Times (November 11, 1935) remarked that the work "is not altogether successful in spite of some excellent passages and copious cheering from the house. It is something of a study in arrogance whose ending in collapse and defeat lacks conviction except from the standpoint of left-wing wishful thinking."

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