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Impressions on Martha Graham Opening Night - Teri Brajewski
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Dance Enthusiast: Teri Brajewski
Your Job: Interior Designer
Last time you moved your body: Yesterday - yoga
Complete this sentence
I dance mostly with my kids
Do you have a favorite dance company? or favorite dance ?: New York City Ballet, Lar Lubavitch, Mark Morris
Have you ever seen The Martha Graham Dance Company before? Tell me a bit about your experience.
A performance at Lincoln Center in the early 90's, Martha was still alive. Felt that they were an iconic dance group and that I should see them, having seen several other companies over a 10 year period in NY
Now Opening Night - What pops into your head about the following dances?
1. Who were the people in the three dances? ( duet was first, solo, and group piece) Duet - the twin towers
Solo - the second tower before it was hit
Group Piece - the general public within and around the buildings
2. Where were they? Duet & Solo – anywhere
Group piece - at the base of the building
3. What images do you remember? Images from the film and each of the dances. humor, grief, terror, disbelief, sorrow
4. Do you remember any sensations you experienced being in the audience.?? a beautiful tribute the most painful day of our time
the interaction with the Noguchi sets and the dancers.
Strong, powerful , sexy
awe of their powerful & athletic performance
same as Embattled Garden
spent more time thinking about the details of the classic Greek story/tale. Embattled Garden was more apparent to me, or at least my interpretation ..... although this ultimately did not take away from enjoying the performance
If you had the opportunity to sit in my living room and ask anyone involved with the show questions...
what would you ask??
For the choreographers of Lamentation Variations, “How did you approach the daunting task of capturing 9/11”?
What are you curious about ? The authenticity of the sets/costumes
Are they the originals ? If not how closely are they related to the originals.
How do you preserve the sets and costumes over the years? Do you ever change the designs?
What do you think you will always remember about this performance?
The images from Lamentations [Lamentation Variations] The images of the dances within the sets .Not only am I a dance fan, but a Noguchi fan.