The Green Table: A Dance of Death
June 19, 2011 4:03 PM   Subscribe

Kurt Jooss' lament for the futility of war, The Green Table: A Dance of Death in Eight Scenes is a masterpiece of modern dance that premiered in 1932--just month's before Hitler's rise to power would propel Europe inexorably toward chaos for the second time in as many generations. A performance by the Joffrey Ballet is available on YouTube in five parts. posted by jefficator (1 comment total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
The actual table scene is incredible, the other 'workers of the world' and battle scenes are more interesting in an art history sense, but very worth a view. I saw the original Joffery production a number of years ago, they did incredible research and managed to get input from some original performers.
posted by sammyo at 4:52 PM on June 19, 2011

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