Article Cave of the heart (Ballet choreographed by Martha Graham) Serpent Heart

Performed to music by Samuel Barber, Cave of the Heart premiered on May 10, 1946, at Columbia University's McMillin Theater, New York City. Originally called Serpent Heart, the work was revised in 1947 as Cave of the Heart. Costumes were designed by Edythe Gilfond and the set was created by Isamu Noguchi. The original cast list included Graham, Erick Hawkins, Yuriko, May O'Donnell, and other members of the Martha Graham Dance Company. Harriet Johnson, writing for the New York Post (May 11, 1946) said, "'Serpent Heart' should be seen many times before it can be truly absorbed as a work of art."

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Cave of the heart (Ballet choreographed by Martha Graham)
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Serpent Heart
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Serpent Heart
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Performed to music by Samuel Barber, Cave of the Heart premiered on May 10, 1946, at Columbia University's McMillin Theater, New York City. Originally called Serpent Heart, the work was revised in 1947 as Cave of the Heart. Costumes were designed by Edythe Gilfond and the set was created by Isamu Noguchi. The original cast list included Graham, Erick Hawkins, Yuriko, May O'Donnell, and other members of the Martha Graham Dance Company. Harriet Johnson, writing for the New York Post (May 11, 1946) said, "'Serpent Heart' should be seen many times before it can be truly absorbed as a work of art."
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