Dance: Rites in the Cave of the Heart

To avant-gardists of the modern dance, Martha Graham has long been the Holy Acrobat. But when the State Department began sending her off on tour as an official U.S. dancer, the old esoterica was sadly diminished. Offended by the bourgeois applause, ultras in the Graham cult started casting about for a new and comfortably obscure enthusiasm. Last week Graham and her modern dance troupe returned to Broadway for their annual two-week season, and there in their tennis shoes were the strayed believers. Thanks to a congressional challenge to the wholesomeness of Graham's...

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