Martha Graham Dance

Martha Graham Dance

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“Dance cannot just be about learning a system of physical moves. It has to include ways to practice thinking, improvising, risk taking and using your imagination,” shared Janet Eilber, Artistic Director, Martha Graham Dance Company.
I painted a picture of martha Graham. 🤗
Thank you for my teen-training and certificate. (1996-2000). Met life-long friends and many showing up in this film I've made. #DanceonCamera #depressionsucks #rise With collaborator Nicola Iervasi; dancers Miki Orihara Katherine Crockett Maurizio Nardi and more than 28 others... My recent project ARISE is 5 min. Enjoy!
Greetings from Choreography and Dance Techniques Academy of Music Lodz/Poland!
HOW WONDERFUL was DC tonight because of you all. Thank you!
I had an honor dancing Martha's role and followers. Such a beautiful experience!!!
With the relevant differences , I find this lady pretty much in the Graham style , non only for the amazing look but also for the attitude in her dance .
Enjoy the new world champions of Tango Escenario
://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=Q86QOEvcWoI
It’s time the Martha graham company came to Australia but please bring only the Martha graham works as the Australian public has never had the opportunity to see this amazing choreography
Steps, seraphic dialogue, Rite of Spring , primitive mysteries, Acts of Light, maybe we can use Australian dancers for panorama
It would be amazing to see them perform. The dancers in the company are so lucky to have so much publicity to promote the company.
Hope to see you
Regards
Mandi Thomas
Australian MG Dancer in the 90s always wished we had been able to come to Australia then This is my life now
The drama the theatre the majestic respect for art🥀
Why? Martha Graham Dance COMPANY to me, represents Legacy, History and Establishment!😔

Martha Graham Dance Company Official Page Founded in 1926 by dancer and choreographer Martha Graham, the Martha Graham Dance Company is the oldest and most celebrated contemporary dance company in America.

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Since its inception, the Martha Graham Dance Company has received international acclaim from audiences in over 50 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The Company has performed at the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, the Paris Opera House, Covent Garden, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, as well as at the base of the Great Pyramids of Egypt and in the ancient Herod Atticus Theatre on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. In addition, the Company has also produced several award-winning films broadcast on PBS and around the world. Martha Graham choreographed 181 works in her lifetime. Among these are such well known ballets as Heretic (1929), Lamentation (1930), Primitive Mysteries (1931), Frontier (1935), Deep Song (1937), El Penitente (1940), Letter to the World (1940), Deaths and Entrances (1943), Appalachian Spring (1944), Cave of the Heart (1946), Errand into the Maze (1947), Night Journey (1947), Diversion of Angels (1948), Seraphic Dialogue (1955), Clytemnestra (1958), Embattled Garden (1958), Phaedra (1962), Frescoes (1978), Acts of Light (1981), The Rite of Spring (1984), Temptations of the Moon (1986), and Maple Leaf Rag (1990). Though Martha Graham herself is the best-known alumna of her company, having danced from the Company's inception until the late 1960's, the Company has provided a training ground for some of modern dance's most illustrious performers and choreographers. Former members of the Company include Merce Cunningham, Erick Hawkins, Pearl Lang, Elisa Monte, Paul Taylor, Glen Tetley, Jacqulyn Buglisi, Donlin Foreman and Pascal Rioult. Among celebrities who have joined the Company in performance are Mikhail Baryshnikov, Claire Bloom, Margot Fonteyn, Liza Minnelli, Rudolf Nureyev, Maya Plisetskaya, and Kathleen Turner. The Martha Graham Dance Company has commissioned works from Twyla Tharp, Robert Wilson, Susan Stroman, Lucinda Childs, and Maurice Béjart, which have been enthusiastically received by audiences and critics worldwide. The Martha Graham Dance Company even numbers among its alumnae one Betty Bloomer, who, after dancing with the Company in 1938, became better known as First Lady Betty Ford. "One of the great companies of the world," according to Anna Kisselgoff, former chief dance critic of The New York Times, the Martha Graham Dance Company has been lauded by critics throughout the world. Alan M. Kriegsman of the Washington Post referred to the Company as "one of the seven wonders of the artistic universe," while Los Angeles Times critic Martin Bernheimer noted, "They seem able to do anything, and to make it look easy as well as poetic." Ismene Brown of The Daily Telegraph, London, touted the Martha Graham Dance Company's performance as "Unmissable," and for Donald Richie of Japan Times
these dancers were "Graham's perfect instrument." Artistic Director: Janet Eilber

05/04/2022

Last week in Budapest! Amazing teen dancers of @hungarian_dance_university in the last rehearsal before joining us onstage for our two sold out performances in Hungary.

04/30/2022

Ready for some R and R… but thankful for a wonderful tour, great collaborators, and incredible audiences in Athens, Skopje and Budapest!
Heading home today with big thanks to @megaron_athens @dancefestskopje @risimarisimkin @usembassyskopje @mupabudapest @usembhungary @hungarian_dance_university

Photos from Martha Graham Dance's post 04/29/2022

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY!!
From all of us at Graham.
We are grateful to be part of the worldwide dance family and to be onstage again.
Because as MG always said, “Dance is the hidden language of the soul”.


📸 @christopherjonesdance CAVE by @hofeshco

04/27/2022

🇭🇺 Szia from Budapest! We're here for the Budapest Dance Festival, where local students will join us on stage to dance Martha Graham's "Panorama"!

04/25/2022

Fierce trio heating up the stage in “Fire” by @yinyue_yydc - part of our new “Canticle for Innocent Comedians”.
Here @marziamem @anniesoud and @lezandrea showing off their incendiary intensity!
Gorgeous costumes by @karenyoungstudio

04/22/2022

NEW Insta-Graham Choreography Challenge today — in honor of Earth Day!
Yes, GRAHAM SWAG PRIZES!

Check out the rules at LINK IN BIO and watch Martha Graham dancing moves to inspire your creativity!

Here is the gorgeous Mary Hinkson dancing EARTH in the original “Canticle for innocent Comedians” from 1952.

04/22/2022

#MarthaMoves for the Planet Insta-Graham Challenge

IG CHALLENGE ALERT! We want to see all the creative and unexpected ways you can come up with to use three (or more!) of the in your own Dance for the Planet!

Post your creation to Instagram with hashtags: and . We’ll repost the top entries on @marthagrahamdance and send our 5 favorites a gift bag of Graham swag! Full challenge details at marthagraham.org/marthamoves

🌎💚 HAPPY EARTH DAY! 🌞🌳🐛✨

04/21/2022

The mesmerizing opening of “Canticle for Innocent Comedians” created by the extraordinary @sonyatayeh and captured in this multi-exposure photo from our performance @dancefestskopje in Macedonia.

Photos from Martha Graham Dance's post 04/08/2022

What a wonderful evening!! Thank you to one of our sponsors First Republic Bank @firstrepublic for making this all happen!

We still have 2 remaining shows at the @nycitycenter - make sure to come to see us!

04/05/2022

→Get your tickets NOW at marthagraham.org/ccdf
A visceral work of kinetic power, Hofesh Shechter’s CAVE brings a community of dancers together to explore the place where the club experience meets the stage. Conceived by ballet star Daniil Simkin, who joins the Graham cast, CAVE takes us on a journey of shared energy, described in this clip by Graham star So Young An

04/05/2022

Canticle for Innocent Comedians

Martha Graham + Sonya Tayeh + Alleyne Dance + Sir Robert Cohan + Jenn Freeman + Juliano Nunes + Micaela Taylor + Yin Yue + music by Jason Moran ★ The extraordinary collaboration 'Canticle for Innocent Comedians' → APRIL 6-10 at City Center Dance Festival ★ Get 20% OFF TICKETS with code: GRAHAMFRIEND at marthagraham.org/ccdf

04/04/2022

Created in 1936, Martha Graham's "Chronicle" was a response to the menace of fascism in Europe. See this masterwork LIVE April 6-10 at City Center Dance Festival → APRIL 6-10 at City Center Dance Festival →
GET 20% OFF TICKETS with code GRAHAMFRIEND at marthagraham.org/ccdf

04/04/2022

Martha Graham + Sonya Tayeh + Alleyne Dance + Sir Robert Cohan + Jenn Freeman + Juliano Nunes + Micaela Taylor + Yin Yue + music by Jason Moran ★ The extraordinary collaboration 'Canticle for Innocent Comedians' → APRIL 6-10 at City Center Dance Festival ★ GET 20% OFF TICKETS with code GRAHAMFRIEND at marthagraham.org/ccdf

04/03/2022

ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Get 20% OFF TICKETS with code: GRAHAMFRIEND at marthagraham.org/ccdf
Devoid of theatrical trappings, Martha Graham's "Ritual to the Sun" celebrates the dancer as an exquisite instrument of expression. See this masterwork LIVE one night only! → APRIL 7 at City Center Dance Festival ☀

04/03/2022

📸 Leslie Andrea Williams in 'Chronicle', Graham's stirring anti-war statement from 1936 ⚡ See this masterwork LIVE April 6-10 at City Center Dance Festival → GET 20% OFF TICKETS with code DMGRAHAM at marthagraham.org/ccdf

04/02/2022

Get 20% OFF tickets with code: GRAHAMFRIEND at marthagraham.org/ccdf
Martha Graham’s iconic "Chronicle" and "Appalachian Spring" share the stage with the world premiere of CAVE by Hofesh Shechter, co-produced by and featuring Daniil Simkin!


📸: Martha Graham Dance Company in CAVE by Hofesh Shecter, co-produced by Daniil Simkin; photo by Christopher Jones.

04/02/2022

Graham + Copland + Noguchi!

Heralded as "shining and joyous", the collaborative masterwork "Appalachian Spring" has been called “a testimony to the simple fineness of the human spirit.” Don't miss this timeless Graham classic - APRIL 6-10 at City Center Dance Festival → GET 20% OFF TICKETS with code GRAHAMFRIEND at marthagraham.org/ccdf

04/02/2022

☀️TODAY at 2:30pm: Martha Matinees presents 'Acts of Light'!
→🎟️Tickets at marthagraham.org
Martha Graham's 'Acts of Light' celebrates the dancer as an exquisite instrument of expression, while making references to earlier works in the Graham canon. We'll livestream a complete performance featuring today's Graham stars ✨ Special Guest Peggy Lyman will join host Joyce Herring in the live chat!

04/01/2022

Martha Graham + Sonya Tayeh + Alleyne Dance + Sir Robert Cohan + Jenn Freeman + Juliano Nunes + Micaela Taylor + Yin Yue + music by Jason Moran ★ The extraordinary collaboration 'Canticle for Innocent Comedians' → APRIL 6-10 at City Center Dance Festival ★ marthagraham.org/ccdf for tickets

04/01/2022

Martha Graham's Revolutionary Masterwork

Created in 1936, Martha Graham's "Chronicle" was a response to the menace of fascism in Europe. See this masterwork LIVE April 6-10 at City Center Dance Festival → APRIL 6-10 at City Center Dance Festival → GET 20% OFF TICKETS with code DMGRAHAM at marthagraham.org/ccdf

APRIL 6-10 | CITY CENTER DANCE FESTIVAL 03/31/2022

APRIL 6-10 | CITY CENTER DANCE FESTIVAL

Graham + Copland + Noguchi!
Heralded as "shining and joyous", the collaborative masterwork "Appalachian Spring" has been called “a testimony to the simple fineness of the human spirit.” Don't miss this timeless Graham classic - APRIL 6-10 at City Center Dance Festival → GET 20% OFF TICKETS with code GRAHAMFRIEND at marthagraham.org/ccdf

📸: Leslie Andrea Williams in Martha Graham's 'Appalachian Spring'; photo by Melissa Sherwood.

APRIL 6-10 | CITY CENTER DANCE FESTIVAL Martha Graham’s iconic Chronicle and Appalachian Spring share the stage with a world premiere by Hofesh Shechter, co-produced by and featuring Daniil Simkin, and the New York premiere of Canticle for Innocent Comedians — a brand new collaboration

03/31/2022

JASON MORAN LIVE APRIL 6 ONLY!! Get your tickets while they last a marthagraham.org/ccdf
There’s even a DISCOUNT CODE: DMGRAHAM for 20% off!

03/31/2022

Martha Graham's "Acts of Light" (excerpt)

THIS SATURDAY 🔆 April 2 at 2:30pm (eastern time) - Join us for Martha Matinees: 'Acts of Light' 🔆
Devoid of theatrical trappings, 'Acts of Light' celebrates the dancer as an exquisite instrument of expression, while making references to earlier works in the Graham canon. We’ll livestream a complete performance featuring today’s Graham stars, filmed during our Spring Tour stop in Reno just a few weeks ago. SPECIAL GUEST Peggy Lyman will join Graham Archives Director Joyce Herring in the live chat! → marthagraham.org for tickets

03/28/2022

And did we mention that we are going to Budapest?!

Here is Artistic Director Janet Eilber beaming into the Budapest Dance Festival press conference today — announcing our performances at the end of April and that local dance students will join us on stage to dance “Panorama”!

03/27/2022

“CAVE” by @hofeshco co-produced by @studiosimkin

World premiere on April 6, 7 and 9 at @nycitycenter

Click the link in bio to get your tickets today !

Commentary: Why jazz pianist Jason Moran is dance's most sought-after composer 03/24/2022

Commentary: Why jazz pianist Jason Moran is dance's most sought-after composer

"His range was wide, where repeated single notes could morph into bell-like broken chords that turn into the sound of broken glass. Bass notes beat as if drums. Those big glissandi required white gloves to protect the pianist’s hands. In all, this extraordinary journey in sound produced the sense of whole." - Mark Swed for Los Angeles Times
→Jason Moran will join us to play LIVE opening night at New York City Center April 6!

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-03-23/jazz-pianist-jason-moran-is-the-hottest-composer-in-dance

Commentary: Why jazz pianist Jason Moran is dance's most sought-after composer Pianist Jason Moran has been bringing his sensibilities to operatic and dance works, most recently Ronald K. Brown's "The Equality of Night and Day," Alonzo King’s “Single Eye,” part of American Ballet Theatre’s Segerstrom Hall residency, and the Martha Graham Dance Company's re-imagination ...

03/20/2022

About last night. World premiere of “Canticle for Innocent Comedians” (the new version for those of you who know MG created a dance with this title in 1952.)
Here are our with Lead Choreographer @sonyatayeh and Associate Choreographer @jfreemover and THE @thejasonmoran
Missing from this photo but essential to the creation of this multi-faceted work: @alleynedance @nunes.art @robertpcohan @yinyue_yydc @micaelagtaylor Costumes by @karenyoungstudio and lighting by @yichung24

03/17/2022

Martha Graham Dance Company will be in @nycitycenter April 6, 7 & 9 with premiere of “CAVE” by @hofeshco , co-produced by @studiosimkin
mathagraham.org/ccdf for tickets!

Photos from Martha Graham Dance's post 03/16/2022

Check out the latest interview!
And then us the text from the original post.

Who better to answer the question "What would Martha Graham think" than @janeteilber Artistic Director of @marthagrahamdance when discussing "New Canticle for Innocent Comedians" havings its world premiere Saturday at @thesorayastage wtih a new score written and peformed by @thejasonmoran

Take a look on our website at her answer in our new interview with her!



📸 @nypl archives and @hibbard_nash

03/16/2022

New photo to us. taking a bow after dancing as Mary Queen of Scotts in “Episodes” c1959.

About Us

The Martha Graham Dance Company has been a world leader in the evolving art form of modern dance since its founding in 1926.

The Company embraces a new vision that showcases masterpieces by Graham alongside newly commissioned works by contemporary artists. With programs that offer a rich thematic narrative, the Company creates new platforms for contemporary dance and multiple points of access for audiences.

Since its inception, the Martha Graham Dance Company has received international acclaim from audiences in more than 50 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Russia, and the Middle East.

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#MarthaMoves for the Planet Insta-Graham Challenge
Martha Graham's Revolutionary Masterwork
Canticle for Innocent Comedians
Graham + Copland + Noguchi!
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Martha Graham's "Acts of Light" (excerpt)

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