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Martha Graham's Appalachian Spring Part 4/4

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Appalachian Springr
Premiered 1944r
Choreographed by Martha Grahamr
Original Score by Aaron Coplandr
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This part contains the following movements of the piece:r
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11th movement: Fast and manic. The bride worries about her impending life on the frontier. We see her suggesting childbirth and rearing.r
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12th movement: Slow and calm. The husbandman comes to the bride to console her with his newfound guidance.r
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13th movement: Dramatic replaying of the theme. The "Simple Gifts" tune is played once again dramatically as all the characters celebrate the coming of the husband and wife to the frontier.r
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14th movement: Slow and resolute: The characters' recessional. We leave the bride and husbandman to their newfound future.r
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Dancers in this film:r
The Bride: Martha Grahamr
The Husbandman: Stuart Hodesr
The Revivalist: Bertram Rossr
The Pioneer Woman: Matt Turneyr
The Revivalists' Flock: Yuriko, Helen McGehee, Ethel Winter, Miriam Coler
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Film Directed and Photographed by Peter Glushanok, Produced by Nathan Kroll, Presented by WQED Pittsburgh. Filmed in 1959.
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