The Martha Graham Dance Company performed the iconic American classic Appalachian Spring at PEAK Performances at Montclair State University. They also performed a new work inspired by Appalachian Spring by choreographer Troy Schumacher and composer Augusta Read Thomas, The Auditions.

The performances celebrated the 75th anniversary of Martha Graham’s classic, which features Pulitzer Prize-winning music of Aaron Copland and the original Noguchi set used at the Library of Congress premier performance in 1944.

Eric Schultz produced and directed the feature for State of the Arts. Joe Conlon and Kirk Sohr served as videographers and Dan Gordon narrates.