When your heart falls: The drama of descent in Martha Graham's technique and theater

@article{Graff2004WhenYH,
  title={When your heart falls: The drama of descent in Martha Graham's technique and theater},
  author={Ellen Graff},
  journal={Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory},
  year={2004},
  volume={14},
  pages={107 - 115}
}
  • Ellen Graff
  • Published 2004
  • Art
  • Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory
  • Exploration of the physical act of falling was central for many early moderns. One of the most remarkable things about these dancers is how they created their own definitions of the act of falling, largely in contrast to that proposed above by Webster's New World Dictionary. Falling was not to be a collapse, a defeat, but instead would create possibilities for exploring an entirely new plane of dramatic space, the floor. It would be a laboratory for analyzing weight and gravity, issues central… CONTINUE READING

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