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Appalachian Spring

Repertory Archive

Appalachian Spring

(Originally titled Ballet for Martha)

Choreography and Costumes by Martha Graham
Music by Aaron Copland
Set by Isamu Noguchi
Lighting by Jean Rosenthal

World Premiere

Martha Graham Dance Company
October 30, 1944
Library of Congress
Washington, D.C.

Martha Graham (The Bride)
Erick Hawkins (The Husband)
May O’Donnell (The Pioneering Woman)
Merce Cunningham (The Revivalist)

ABT Premiere

In the American Grain, a gala performance to benefit ABT’s School of Classical Ballet and Martha Graham’s School of Contemporary Dance
June 1, 1989
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Christine Dakin (The Bride)
Ricardo Bustamante (The Husband)
Martine van Hamel (The Pioneering Woman)
Steve Rooks (The Revivalist)