Night Journey (Chorus)

Night Journey is based on the Oedipus story in Greek mythology. Reinvented by Martha Graham, it reflects Queen Jocasta’s perspective in its creative, yet disturbing, portrayal of a woman who chooses a dual relationship with Oedipus, as her son, but whom she takes as her lover as well.

We see easily recognized Graham technique in contract release movements, arched backs, bent feet, and the often angular shapes of the dancers’ hands.

Some felt that Graham’s choreography was somewhat compromised during the last several years of her career. Something to think about as you watch this video… If you enjoyed it, please like, then share with others.


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