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Primitive Mysteries (1931): Pearl Lang and the Martha Graham Dance Company

1977-06-02

Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance

Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance

Photograph of Pearl Lang and the Martha Graham Dance Company in a 1977 performance of Primitive Mysteries (1931) at the Lunt-Fontaine Theater in New York City. This revival of Primitive Mysteries was made possible through a generous gift by the iconic Halston whom collaborated on a decade of costumes with Martha Graham.

Pictured from left to right:
(back) Susan McLain, Pearl Lang (in white), and Sophie Giovanola.
Pictured from left to right:
(1st line) Diana Hart, unidentified, Bonnie Oda Homsey, and Christine Dakin.
(2nd line) unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, and Jeanne Ruddy.
(3rd line) Lucinda Mitchell, Jacqueline Buglisi, unidentified, and Sharon Tyers.

Premiere of Primitive Mysteries: February 2, 1931 – The Craig Theatre, New York City
Choreography by Martha Graham
Costumes by Martha Graham
Music by Louis Horst

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