Photograph of Martha Graham in the premiere of Deep Song (1937).

“Deep Song is not a picture of Spanish Women; it is, in intense phrases of torment, the story of the tortured mind and body that is some ways was, and is, the experience common to all people who understand, know, react to such sufferings as the Spanish people have faced these last long months.”
- Henry Gilford, Dance Observer, 1944, written at the time of the Spanish Civil War.

Premiere of Deep Song: December 19, 1937 – Guild Theatre, New York City
Choreography by Martha Graham
Costume by Edythe Gilfond
Music by Henry Cowell

Photograph by Robert Fraser


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