Article Horizons (Ballet choreographed by Martha Graham)

Performed to music by Louis Horst, Horizons was divided into four parts: "Migration: New Trails," "Dominion: Sanctified Power," "Building Motif: Homesteading," and "Dance of Rejoycing." The set was designed by Alexander Calder. The work premiered on February 23, 1936, and was danced by Martha Graham and Group. The New York Telegraph (February 25, 1936) described Calder's set as "a series of floating balloons, ropes wriggling like sleepy snakes, and something that resembled a huge turnip were observed turning in the changing light…. Representing Miss Graham at her most abstract, they were greeted by a series of cheers, boos and hisses."

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Horizons (Ballet choreographed by Martha Graham)
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Article. Performed to music by Louis Horst, Horizons was divided into four parts: "Migration: New Trails," "Dominion: Sanctified Power," "Building Motif: Homesteading," and "Dance of Rejoycing." The set was designed by Alexander Calder. The work premiered on February 23, 1936, and was danced by Martha Graham and Group. The New York Telegraph (February 25, 1936) described Calder's set as "a series of floating balloons, ropes wriggling like sleepy snakes, and something that resembled a huge turnip were observed turning in the changing light…. Representing Miss Graham at her most abstract, they were greeted by a series of cheers, boos and hisses."
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