When she founded Martha Graham Dance Company in 1926, the choreographer couldn’t have foreseen the impact she would have on 20th century art and culture. Moving away from classical codes, she redefined the vocabulary of performance. After her death, the company had to reinvent itself. Today, Martha Graham Dance Company continues to showcase Graham’s unique repertoire, from Clytemnestra to Lamentation, Night Journey to Maple Leaf Rag. But the company has also commissioned works by such noted contemporary choreographers as Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Nacho Duato, Annie-B Parson and Pontus Lidberg. A way to honour Graham’s spirit of ingenuity. In this evening program of several works, both established and recent, the legendary company proves that Graham’s vision is as vibrant and relevant as ever.
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Recognized as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Martha Graham created a movement language based upon the expressive capacity of the human body. It all began in 1926 when she started teaching a group of dancers who had been drawn to her creative work. Thus began the Martha Graham Studio, to remain under her personal guidance for the next 66 years. When official accreditation came to dance in 1980 with the formation of...Read more about Martha Graham
Martha Graham and her Company have expanded contemporary dance’s vocabulary of movement and forever altered the scope of the art form by rooting works in contemporary social, political, psychological, and sexual contexts, deepening their impact and resonance.Always a fertile ground for experimentation, Martha Graham Dance Company has been an unparalleled resource in nurturing many of the leading choreographers and dancers of the...Read more about Martha Graham Dance Company