Dance Professor Performs Historic Solo at 92nd Street Y

Friday, April 22, 2016

Assistant Professor of Dance Kim Jones performed Martha Graham's 1935 solo, Imperial Gesture, on April 22 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. The program of "Historic and Significant Female Solos, 1928-1954" featured four dancers performing rarely seen solos by Graham and other women choreographers. 

In 2012, Jones, a former member of the Martha Graham Dance Company, researched and reimagined Imperial Gesture, which had been lost for decades. The newly constructed work premiered in January 2013 and was subsequently added to the Graham repertory. Jones's article about the reconstruction process was published in Dance Research Journal in December 2015.