“There is fatigue so great that the body cries even in its sleep.”
Martha Graham in her essay for This I Believe
Last week I was poking around the website of This I Believe, the non-profit public radio organization that collects and shares essays about personal beliefs and guiding philosophies (and also my next FWT) when I found an essay written by Martha Graham. Her essay was written and recorded during the original This I Believe series that was started by Edward R. Murrow (my hero) in the 1950s. Though I don’t study dance at Bennington, I knew Martha Graham has an important role in the history of dance at Bennington so I was excited by the chance discovery. I’m now working on a project to record the voices of several Bennington dance students reading Martha Graham’s essay and to comment on what she means to them as dance students.