Film, Video American Musicological Society Lecture

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American Musicological Society Lecture
Professor Marta Robertson looks at the iconic ballet "Appalachian Spring" (1944) through the lens of Japanese-American influences on the initial production, especially via the dancing of Yuriko [Kikuchi] and set design of Isamu Noguchi. Having been detained in incarceration camps, Yuriko and Noguchi offer political and cultural perspectives on the frontier and Americana that contrast with those of choreographer Martha Graham and composer Aaron Copland.
Event Date
May 19, 2021
Running Time
51 minutes 3 seconds
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