If you haven’t seen this yet, please enjoy this clip of Martha Graham Dance Company artistic director Janet Eilber (she’s a former Graham principal) teaching the students of Harvard Law School an excerpt of Lamentation. (You’d recognize the piece—it’s perhaps Graham’s most famous, in which she’s constrained by a stretchy piece of fabric.) The video was taken by Damian Woetzel, who co-teaches The Law and the Performing Arts with Jeannie Suk Gersen.
Following the introduction to Martha Graham through movement, Janet and Graham executive director LaRue Allen spoke to the class about dance and copyright and other legal issues.
Want to see the OG version? Here’s Graham doing excerpts from the piece in 1934, at Bennington College: