Martha Graham Dance Company

Since its founder’s death almost 20 years ago, the Martha Graham Dance Company has been carving a middle ground between the preservation of Graham’s work and heading in new creative directions. This program combines several of the choreographer’s implacable early dances into a multimedia presentation called Prelude & Revolt. It’s followed by three recent works inspired by Graham’s classic solo Lamentation. Although she was known for her darkly emotional choreography, Graham had a wicked sense of humor, and in her Maple Leaf Rag, which closes the program, she turned a satiric eye to her own passionate style. SANDRA KURTZ

Nov. 4-6, 8 p.m., 2010

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