Two Ecstatic Themes

Venue
Doris Duke Theatre
Dates
August 10 – 14 2016
Description
Two Ecstatic Themes is the keynote to Miss Humphrey's mature work. The first part, Circular Descent, is soft and sinking, to convey an emotional feeling of acquiescence. The second part, Pointed Ascent, in contrast to the first part, rises to a strident climax suggestive of aggressive achievement. The whole is a counterpoint of circular and angular movement, representing the two inseparable elements of design as well as life itself.
Duration
6m 0.0s
Music
"Tragedy in A minor," Nikolai Karlovich Medtner; "Maschere che passano," Gian Francesco Malipiero
Works Performed
Two Ecstatic Themes
Production Credits
Logan Frances Kruger (dancer)
Pauline Lawrence (costume designer)
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