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

1964-08-16

Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance

Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance

Photograph of Yuriko and the Martha Graham Dance Company in a 1964 performance of Primitive Mysteries (1931) at Connecticut College. The reconstruction and performance of Primitive Mysteries was part of a memorial program that honored Martha Graham's longtime mentor, musical director, and friend, Louis Horst who had died that January.

The cast included: Janet Aaron, Takako Asakawa, Jean Colonomos, Priscilla Frank, Carol Fried, Juliet Fisher, Diane Gray, Phyllis Gutelius, Kazako Hirabayashi, Noemi Lapzeson, Marcia Lerner, and Molly Moore. The rehearsal director was original cast member Sophie Maslow.

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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