APPALACHIAN SPRING
(Originally titled Ballet for Martha)

Music by Aaron Copland
Choreography and costumes by Martha Graham
Set by Isamu Noguchi
Lighting by Jean Rosenthal

World Premiere: Martha Graham Dance Company, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 10/30/44
Original Cast: Martha Graham (The Bride), Erick Hawkins (The Husband), May O'Donnell (The Pioneering Woman), Merce Cunningham (The Revivalist)
ABT Premiere: Metropolitan Opera House, New York, In the American Grain, a gala performance to benefit ABT's School of Classical Ballet and Martha Graham's School of Contemporary Dance, 6/1/89
Cast: Christine Dakin (The Bride), Ricardo Bustamante (The Husband), Martine van Hamel (The Pioneering Woman), Steve Rooks (The Revivalist)


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