Imagine working across many miles, states, even the ocean to create an American classic. Martha Graham had the idea for the story and dance, Aaron Copeland gets her script and has his own ideas about what the music should be like, and finally Isamu Noguchi is called to create visual art as a setting on the stage. Together they create Appalachian Spring, and American ballet that was first performed at the LIbrary of Congress in October of 1944. Once again.... wish a CD/DVD was included to enhance the experience of this book. But I know where I can get it..... the library!