Sunday, January 26th

Martha Graham Dance Company

Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th Street

7:00 p.m.; $20-$50 for tickets

The Martha Graham Dance Company will perform at the Orpheum Theater as part of Omaha Performing Arts’ Dance series.

The company will present Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring. Copland was commissioned to write the piece for Martha Graham. The end result was a ballet for 13-dancers that had a distinctly American flavor.

With a highly recognizable score, including “Simple Gifts,” Joan Squires, Executive Director for OPA, says the piece “captures a time in American history when everything seemed possible.”

Martha Graham, considered a pioneer of choreography, designed the piece in 1944.

Squires says the dance, “embodies hope with its simple tale of new life in a new land.”

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