In association with and using the creative structure provided by The Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, Lamentation Variation premiered at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts (Chicago, IL) as a part of “Vision, Faith, & Desire: Dancemakers Inspired by Martha Graham,” alongside works by Winifred Haun, Ayako Kato, and Peter Sparling. Begun in 2007 as a tribute to the victims of 9/11, the Lamentation Variation Project invites choreographers to create short works inspired by Graham’s iconic 1930 solo Lamentation. Following the Graham Center’s choreographic guidelines, Leopold’s Lamentation Variation joins a prestige group of choreographers, including Richard Move, Larry Keigwin, Lar Lubovitch and Doug Varone.
Choreography: Lizzie Leopold
Dancers: Andrea Deline, Amanda Dye, Alyssa Gregory, Cara Newman, Jordan Newmark, Jordan Reinwald, Sarah Robinson, Natalia Negron Stamm
Music: Nocturne in C-Sharp, Minor by Chopin
Lighting: Julie Ballard