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In 1937, Martha Graham performed a pair of moving, deeply personal and political works in direct response to the horrors and injustices of the Spanish Civil War, and especially the assassination of the poet Federico Garcia Lorca that galvanized the international arts community. While Graham’s solo dance Deep Song is known and has been produced, the companion dance Intimate Tragedy was all but lost to audiences — until now. In this world premiere commissioned by The Soraya, the work is reimagined for a company of 14 dancers and set to new music composed by Wild Up’s Christopher Rountree, all based on Graham’s own notes and sketches from the original. Tonight’s streaming program also includes video of a recent performance of Deep Song.

Friday, June 19, 4 p.m. thesoraya.org.

 

LA Weekly