Annal: 2011 Orbis Pictus Award

Results of the Orbis Pictus Award in the year 2011.

Book:Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring

Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring

Jan Greenberg, Sandra Jane Jordan, Brian Floca

Martha Graham: trailblazing choreographer
Aaron Copland: distinguished American composer
Isamu Noguchi: artist, sculptor, craftsman

Award-winning authors Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan tell the story behind the scenes of the collaboration that created Appalachian Spring, from its inception through the score’s composition to Martha’s intense rehearsal process. The authors’ collaborator is two-time Sibert Honor winner Brian Floca, whose vivid watercolors bring both the process and the performance to life.

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