Music: Martha's Return

They were all on hand last week—the critics and choreographers, the dancers, designers and devoted fans—to greet the tiny woman with the haunting eyes and the New England Gothic face. After three years, partly spent touring abroad. Dancer Martha Graham had returned with her ballet company to perform in Manhattan, bringing with her a satchelful of Graham favorites and two new works: a sophisticated sexual romp called Embattled Garden and an evening-length ballet titled Clytemnestra, the most ambitious effort in years by the priestess of modern dance.

Garden, with lush, languid music by...

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