GrahamDeconstructed: Clytemnestra Act 2

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GrahamDeconstructed: Clytemnestra Act 2

 
Tuesday and Wednesday, October 4-5, at 7pm

Martha Graham Studio Theater
55 Bethune Street, 11th floor

 
Graham’s masterpiece of contemporary theater and her only full-evening work, the characters and tragedy of the Trojan War resonate with today’s themes. Music: Halim El Dahm – Set: Isamu Noguchi – Costumes: Graham and Helen McGehee – Dancer in this clip: Fang-Yi Sheu. (1958)

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.

Purchase Tickets
 
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About the Graham Studio Series

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The Martha Graham Dance Company welcomes guests, patrons and fans into its West Village studios for intimate performances along with a glass of wine. The 2016-2017 Season the Company will host eleven performances, under the themes: GrahamDeconstructed, NEW@Graham, and Shoot the Dancers. For the first time ever, we have made the full Studio Series available as a season package.

GrahamDeconstructed

A unique opportunity to view great Graham works up close and hear about the artistic and historical context of their creation from Artistic Director Janet Eilber. The program offers a glimpse of the artistic labor that goes on every day at the Martha Graham studios to preserve and augment Martha Graham’s great legacy.


NEW@Graham

Introducing the audience to the Company’s newest commissions, by offering a sneak-peek of the work before its premiere. After each performance, Artistic Director Janet Eilber hosts a conversation with the commissioned choreographer and the audience.


Shoot the Dancers

Audiences are invited to learn the secrets behind the images of leading dance photographers. Following a conversation with the artists, the Company takes the stage. The audience is invited to take out their own cameras and catch the Graham dancers in motion.

 
Purchase Subscription Package

Photo: Katherine Crockett in Martha Graham’s Clytemnestra. Photo by Hibbard Nash Photography.

Teens@Graham: Young Artists Conservatory


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Teens@Graham
Young Artists Conservatory

Audition
 
Teen Artists Program • Teen Training Program

September 17, 2016

10:00 Registration
10:30 – 12:30 Audition Class

(No prior Graham training required)
 
Martha Graham School
55 Bethune Street, 11th floor – New York, NY 10014
 

Teen Artists Program
The mission of the Teen Artists Program is to further teens’ development as individuals and as artists. The core of the program is the Creative Workshop, in which teens learn the craft of choreography, develop their individual artistic voices, and create their personal movement signature and vocabulary. Using the Graham Technique and Repertory as a foundation for study, the program serves as a platform for personal and creative exploration. Each semester teens will attend two special events and are introduced to significant artistic and intellectual movements. Teens will also be invited to attend the Martha Graham Dance Company open rehearsals and performances.

Participation is by audition or invitation only. Teen Artists will be eligible to audition for Teens@Graham Ensemble projects as well as participate in a year-end Teens@Graham Showcase.

 

Teen Training Program
The Teen Training Program reflects the Martha Graham School’s dedication to providing strong technical training for teens. Classes are offered in Graham Technique and Ballet with the objective of generated greater physical capacity, movement articulation, and strong technique. Teens will be invited to attend the Martha Graham Dance Company open rehearsals and performances.

Participation is by audition or invitation only. Teen Trainees will be eligible to audition for Teens@Graham Ensemble projects throughout the year.

For pricing and more info download the flyer here.
For further information call 212-229-9200 x28 or
email youngartists@marthagraham.org

Photo of Teens@Graham dancers by Brigid Pierce

GrahamDeconstructed: Dark Meadow Suite

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GrahamDeconstructed: Dark Meadow Suite

 
Tuesday and Wednesday, September 13–14, at 7pm

Martha Graham Studio Theater
55 Bethune Street, 11th floor

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Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.

 
The GrahamDeconstructed series brings audiences behind the scenes for an intimate view of Martha Graham’s masterworks. The Martha Graham Dance Company will present a rehearsal showing of Dark Meadow Suite, an arrangement of highlights from Dark Meadow (1946).

Anne O’Donnell    Lorenzo Pagano (9/13)
Anne Souder    Lloyd Mayor (9/14)

So Young An    Laurel Dalley Smith    Tim Delporte
Lloyd Mayor     Ari Mayzick     Anne O’Donnell     Lorenzo Pagano
Anne Souder     Leslie Williams    Konstantina Xintara


One of Graham’s most psychological and abstract works, Dark Meadow is a dance of questioning. In her original program note, Graham wrote: “Dark Meadow is a re-enactment of the mysteries which attend the eternal adventure of seeking.” The characters of the dance include three lead dancers: She Who Seeks and He Who Summons, originally danced by Martha Graham and Erick Hawkins, and She of the Ground. The chorus of nine men and women is named They Who Dance Together. The atmospheric score was created for Graham by the Mexican composer Carlos Chávez.

In addition to the rehearsal showing, the evening will include archival footage from the 1940s of Graham and her dancers in Dark Meadow, as well as commentary from dancers who were directed by Graham herself in earlier productions of the work.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.

Purchase Tickets
 
Season Subscription

About the Graham Studio Series

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The Martha Graham Dance Company welcomes guests, patrons and fans into its West Village studios for intimate performances along with a glass of wine. The 2016-2017 Season the Company will host eleven performances, under the themes: GrahamDeconstructed, NEW@Graham, and Shoot the Dancers. For the first time ever, we have made the full Studio Series available as a season package.

GrahamDeconstructed

A unique opportunity to view great Graham works up close and hear about the artistic and historical context of their creation from Artistic Director Janet Eilber. The program offers a glimpse of the artistic labor that goes on every day at the Martha Graham studios to preserve and augment Martha Graham’s great legacy.


NEW@Graham

Introducing the audience to the Company’s newest commissions, by offering a sneak-peek of the work before its premiere. After each performance, Artistic Director Janet Eilber hosts a conversation with the commissioned choreographer and the audience.


Shoot the Dancers

Audiences are invited to learn the secrets behind the images of leading dance photographers. Following a conversation with the artists, the Company takes the stage. The audience is invited to take out their own cameras and catch the Graham dancers in motion.

 
Purchase Subscription Package

Photo: Archival image of Ethel Winter, Pearl Lang and Yuriko in Martha Graham’s Dark Meadow from 1946.

2016 Annual Meeting


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FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The Martha Graham Center

Annual Meeting

 

September 13, 2016

6:00 – 6:50pm

 
Martha Graham Center, 55 Bethune Street, Studio 3
3rd floor, Room G360 – New York, NY 10014

  • Announcing the 2017 performance season
  • Reports from:
    • Chairman Kenneth Bloom,
    • Artistic Director Janet Eilber, and
    • Executive Director LaRue Allen
  • To attend the 7pm GrahamDeconstructed performance visit our ticketing page
  • The annual meeting is free and open to all

Everyone is invited!

The Annual Meeting is free and open to the public.

Photo: Martha Graham Dance Company in Martha Graham’s Maple Leaf Rag. Photo by Christopher Jones.

2016 Bash & Benefit!

Scholarship Bash & Benefit 2016
Save the date for the Martha Graham School

Scholarship Bash & Benefit

 
Tuesday September 27, 2016
7:00 – 9:00pm

Martha Graham Studio
55 Bethune Street, 11th floor

Support the Martha Graham School at an intimate event, with drinks, passed hors d’oeuvres, and pop-up performances.

Featuring a Silent Auction with jewelry, performance tickets, exclusive experiences, and much more!

Purchase Tickets

All funds support scholarships to the Martha Graham School.

Silent Auction items include…

Photo: Jessica Sgambelluri and Jacob Larsen in Graham 2 performance
of Martha Graham’s Maple Leaf Rag. Photo by Brigid Pierce.

Graham Studio Series


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Our New@Graham and GrahamDeconstructed programs are a big hit. This year, for the first time, we’re offering a season package.

Performances include works-in-progress showings of new commissions by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Annie-B Parson, a Shoot the Dancers event launching the NYC Dance Project Photo Book, and an inside look at Graham works including Sacred/Profane Project and Dark Meadow.

Special Benefits for First-Year Subscribers:

  • Reserved seating for all studio performances.
  • First notification about special studio events.
  • Free ticket exchanges as available.
  • All ticketing fees are waived.

Choose from our new subscription packages:

Half-Season Package

$60 for your choice of three performances — save up to $30!

Full-Season Package

$110 for tickets to all six performances — save up to $70!

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2016 – 2017 Season Calendar

Sept 13 – 14 GrahamDeconstructed Martha Graham’s Dark Meadow Suite
Oct 4 – 5 GrahamDeconstructed Martha Graham’s Clytemnestra Act 2
Nov 30 Shoot the Dancers NYC Dance Project – Photo Book Launch
Dec 13 – 14 New@Graham Annie-B Parson – work in progress
Jan 6* & 11 New@Graham Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui – work in progress
May 2 – 3 GrahamDeconstructed Martha Graham’s Sacred/Profane Project
* Matinee performance begins at 3:30 and seating is strictly limited. All other performances begin at 7pm.

2016-2017 Performance Details

Location : Graham Studio Theater 55 Bethune Street, 11th floor New York, NY 10014


Dark Meadow Suite


One of Graham’s most psychological and abstract works, and noted for its extraordinarily poignant and intricate work for the danced chorus. Music: Carlos Chavez – Set: Isamu Noguchi – Costumes: Graham – Dancers in this clip: Takako Asakawa, David Walker. (1946)

September 13 – 14, 2016 – 7:00pm
More info


Clytemnestra Act 2


Graham’s masterpiece of contemporary theater and her only full-evening work, the characters and tragedy of the Trojan War resonate with today’s themes. Music: Halim El Dahm – Set: Isamu Noguchi – Costumes: Graham and Helen McGehee – Dancer in this clip: Fang-Yi Sheu. (1958)

October 4 – 5, 2016 – 7:00pm
More info
Tickets


NYC Dance Project – Photo Book Launch


Photographers Deborah Ory and Ken Browar have made a name for themselves with their incredible dance photography. Join us for a special event celebrationg the launch of their new photography book. Following a conversation with the artists, the audience is invited to take out their own cameras and catch the Graham dancers in motion.

November 30, 2016 – 7:00pm
Tickets


Annie-B Parson – work in progress


Annie-B Parson co-founded Big Dance Theater in 1991. She has choreographed and co-created over 20 works for the company, ranging from pure dance pieces, to adaptations of found text, plays, and literature, to original works combining wildly disparate materials. Her work with Big Dance has been commissioned by Les Subsistances in Lyon, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, The National Theater of Paris/Chaillot, The Japan Society, The Walker Art Center, and many others, and has performed in scores of venues, most recently at Tanz Im August in Berlin.

December 13 – 14, 2016 – 7:00pm
Tickets


Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui – work in progress


Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s debut as a choreographer was in 1999 with Andrew Wale’s contemporary musical Anonymous Society. Since then, he has made more than 20 fully-fledged choreographic pieces and picked up a slew of prestigious awards.In 2008, Sadler’s Wells named him as an Associate Artist, and since 2010 he has been artistic director of the Festival Equilibrio in Rome. In 2015 he was appointed as the new artistic director of the Royal Ballet Flanders. Cherkoui also maintains his own company Eastmen, founded in 2010 in Antwerp.

January 6, 2017 – 3:30pm
January 11, 2017 – 7:00pm

Tickets


Sacred/Profane Project


A prime example of Graham’s early psychological works, the dance is inspired by the lives of the three Brontë sisters and the struggle of women to follow their deepest impulses in the face of convention and tradition. Music: Hunter Johnson – Set: Arch Lauterer – Costumes: Graham – Dancers in this clip: Miki Orihara, Katherine Crockett, Virginie Mecene, and members of the Martha Graham Dance Company. (1943)

May 2 – 3, 2017 – 7:00pm
Tickets

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About the Graham Studio Series

The Martha Graham Dance Company welcomes guests, patrons and fans into its West Village studios for intimate performances along with a glass of wine. The 2016-2017 Season the Company will host eleven performances, under the themes: GrahamDeconstructed, NEW@Graham, and Shoot the Dancers. For the first time ever, we have made the full Studio Series available as a season package.

GrahamDeconstructed

A unique opportunity to view great Graham works up close and hear about the artistic and historical context of their creation from Artistic Director Janet Eilber. The program offers a glimpse of the artistic labor that goes on every day at the Martha Graham studios to preserve and augment Martha Graham’s great legacy.


NEW@Graham

Introducing the audience to the Company’s newest commissions, by offering a sneak-peek of the work before its premiere. After each performance, Artistic Director Janet Eilber hosts a conversation with the commissioned choreographer and the audience.


Shoot the Dancers

Audiences are invited to learn the secrets behind the images of leading dance photographers. Following a conversation with the artists, the Company takes the stage. The audience is invited to take out their own cameras and catch the Graham dancers in motion.

Photo: GrahamDeconstructed: Blakeley White-McGuire and Ben Schultz in Peter Sparling’s Notes for a Voyage. Photo by Antonia K. Miranda.

Announcing the Graham Master Series

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Train with dancers from the Company
and studios around the country!

July 11-15 10:30am – 12:30pm Jacqulyn Buglisi
July 18-22 10:30am – 12:30pm Steve Rooks
July 25-29 10:30am – 12:30pm Tadej Brdnik
August 1-5 10:30am – 12:30pm Denise Vale


Advanced Students Only.

Graham Master Series classes feature Advanced Graham Technique.
 

Register for the Summer Intensive or sign up for the Master Series classes alone!

$30 – for a single Master Series class
$50 – for two classes with one instructor
$195 – for a full week with one instructor

Register in person or contact 212-229-9200, ext 34.

 
Martha Graham Studio
55 Bethune Street, 11th floor

Photo: Janet Eilber teaching a Graham Master Series class. Photo by Julian Zentner.

Martha Graham School Intensive Programs

The School offers Intensive Programs for adults and teens,
as well as special programing for professional dancers.

December 27 – January 13

2016-17 Winter Intensive

 

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Graham Technique – The Martha Graham Technique™ is based on the core power of Graham’s signature contraction and release. The Technique promotes strength, stamina, and self-expression and serves as a foundation for excellence in many styles of dance. 

Graham Repertory – The study of Graham’s classic choreography offers students a deeper understanding of Graham’s expressive style as well as practice in valuable performance techniques.

Composition – This exploration of dance-making guides students in creating movement phrases, discovering their own artistic voice, and developing a personal ‘toolbox’ of choreographic techniques.  

Ballet – Ballet training at the Martha Graham School focuses on the individual student’s abilities. The classes are structured to enhance and support the study of the Graham Technique.

Also Offering
 – Gyrokinesis, Open Classes, Contemporary, Master Classes

Classes will take place at our Westbeth studios:
55 Bethune Street, 11th and 3rd Floors, NYC, 10014

Register NOW!

To register, please complete the Registration Form, and submit to:

Mail:   Martha Graham School, 55 Bethune Street, New York, NY 10014
Fax:   Martha Graham School, 212.838.0339
Scan and Email:   info@marthagraham.org

Download the full brochure

Photo: Martha Graham School dancers Antonio Cangiano and Leon Cobb. Photo by Brigid Pierce.

AUDITION: Graham 2 and Full-Time Program

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Join our incredible dancers on stage!

Audition for Graham 2 and the Full-Time Program

July 2, 2016

 
55 Bethune Street, 11th Floor

9:00 – 10:00 Registration and Warm-Up
10:00 – 1:30 Full-Time Program Audition
3:00 – 4:00 Registration and Warm-Up
4:15 – 6:30 Graham 2 Audition

 
You may learn more about the Audition format here.

Dancers auditioning for Graham 2 must attend the Full Time Program Audition.

Strong background in Graham and Ballet required.

Full-Time Programs

PTP/Two-Year Certificate Program: Developed for students seeking a career in dance. This two-year, full-time, 60-credit program offers in-depth studies at professional standards, including Acting, Anatomy, History, Martha Graham Technique, Repertory, Composition, Music, and Performance. 

PCP/Accelerated Professional Program: For students seeking advanced studies after completing the Professional Training Program. This program focuses on the next level of study of Technique, Repertory, Composition, Performance, and Individual Projects. 

TTP/Teacher Training Program: For advanced/professional-level students wishing to pursue a career in dance education. This one-year, full-time, 30-credit program addresses teaching approaches and methodology in the first semester, while the second semester focuses on teaching practices. 

Independent Program: Designed for students at all levels who wish to engage in a rigorous study in the Martha Graham Technique. Students are accepted into the Independent Program on the basis of teacher recommendation, personal essay and/or demonstration of commitment. 

Learn More

Graham 2

Graham 2 is a pre-professional dance company comprised of the most advanced students of the Martha Graham School. Its mission is threefold: To bring fresh energy, passion, and vision to the brilliant tradition of Martha Graham; to bring the Graham tradition to a younger audience, smaller venues, and to cultural communities; to be a spring board for young dancers to enter professional dance world.

Dancers are selected from among the hundreds of students from around the world who study at the Martha Graham School. While in Graham 2, dancers are supported by a scholarship, receive stipends for performances and may be given the opportunity to perform with the Martha Graham Dance Company. Eighty five percent of the current Company began as members of Graham 2.

Learn More

Dancers auditioning for Graham 2 must attend the Full Time Program Audition.

Photo Credits: Hibbard Nash Photography

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