Kyle Abraham, Michell Dorance, Liz Gerring, Sonya Tayeh, Annie-B Parson, and more!
Graham’s defining influence as an American Modernist is explored in Shape&Design with dynamic programs that highlight the sculptural and architectural aspects of choreography by Graham and others.
New York Season
The Company’s two-week season at The Joyce Theater
in New York City, February 10–22, 2015
, will offer Graham classics, new commissions, and premieres by guest choreographers in three varied programs.
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The season will feature Panorama
and Chronicle –
Graham classics that set the standard for geometric force. Embattled Garden
and Errand into the Maze
will showcase evocative sets by Isamu Noguchi.
The New York Season will also include recent works by renowned choreographers, including the New York premiere of Nacho Duato’s Rust, a reprise of Andonis Foniadakis’ Echo, and the Company premiere of Annie-B Parson’s The Snow Falls in the Winter.
The Company will celebrate the 85th anniversary of Graham’s iconic solo Lamentation with the world premiere of Lamentation Variations by Kyle Abraham, Michelle Dorrance, Liz Gerring and Sonya Tayeh.
In addition to the upcoming season at The Joyce, the Company will present several other projects and events related to Shape&Design.
The Company continues its GrahamDeconstructed series this fall, offering audiences an up-close and behind-the-scenes look at Graham masterworks in the intimate setting of the Company’s Studio Theater.
On September 16 and 17 Graham Company alum Peter Sparling will present Notes on a Voyage — a dance and media event that focuses on Graham’s process to create Voyage (1953).
On October 30, the company will present Appalachian Spring Up Close and Personal — a complete performance of Appalachian Spring in costume and with the classic Noguchi set, on the 70th anniversary of its premiere.
FIT Fashion Culture Series
On October 28
, the Company will perform as part of The Museum at FIT’s Fashion Culture Series
, in conjunction with the Dance and Fashion exhibit. Two of Graham’s classic solos – Lamentation
– will be presented offering a look at seminal examples of Graham’s revolutionary costuming. Visit www.fitnyc.edu/museum
for more information.
Hauser & Wirth
, the Company will perform a selection of Graham’s most sculptural choreography on the occasion of Thomas Houseago
’s latest exhibition at Hauser & Wirth
. Houseago and Graham, though separated by decades, both draw inspiration from primal gesture and the emotional architecture of the body. The Company will perform selections from Graham classics such as Errand into the Maze
, Canticle for Innocent Comedians
, and Dark Meadow
in response to Houseago’s immersive installation. Visit www.hauserwirth.com
for more information.
Throughout the 2014-2015 season, the Martha Graham Dance Company will tour to over twenty cities across the United States, including performances at Bass Concert Hall, Austin, TX; Chapman Music Hall, Tulsa, OK; The Fine Arts Center, Concert Hall, Amherst, MA; Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington, VT; Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN; Popejoy Hall, Albuquerque, NM; and Memorial Auditorium, Chapel Hill, NC. The current tour schedule is available on our Tickets and Events page.
The rumors are true! So You Think You Can Dance choreographer…
|A Special Project with Sonya Tayeh
– Nigel Lythgoe, So You Think You Can Dance
Sonya, I am so proud to say, is going to [collaborate with] the Martha Graham Company, which just makes me so proud.
|The rumors are true! Jazz / Contemporary choreographer Sonya Tayeh is working with Martha Graham Dance Company on a special project.
Sonya Tayeh’s cutting edge work makes her one of the most sought-after choreographers of her generation.
Tayeh graduated with a BFA in dance from Wayne State University and has since gone on to win many accolades for her choreography, including the Lucille Lortel award and the Obie award for her work on David Henry Hwang’s “Kung Fu”, for which she also received a Drama Desk nomination and the title of “Woman of Wayne” from her hometown’s Detroit Arts Council.
An Emmy-nominee from FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance, Sonya has also worked with Madonna, Florence and the Machine, Kylie Minogue, and Miley Cyrus (Director/Choreographer of 2011′s “Gypsy Heart” Tour).
Stage credits include Kung Fu (Signature Theatre); The Last Goodbye (Old Globe, Williamstown); Spring Awakening (San Jose Repertory Theatre); Walk For Water (Cirque du Soleil); “Wave”, “Next Wave” and “Quartet” (Los Angeles Ballet); “The Root of Me”, “Endurance To Move”, and “Battles” (Tayeh Dance Company), and pieces for various universities.
Sonya’s passion for teaching has taken her around the world, where she leads master classes and workshops nationally and internationally. She has appeared on the cover of Dance Teacher Magazine and was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in the same year.
Choreographing for the Martha Graham Dance Company is truly a dream come true, and she is elated and honored to be a part of this project.
University students steal the stage from the Martha Graham Dance Company
2015 University Partners Showcase ⋅ The Joyce Theater, New York City ⋅ February 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Planning is underway for our Third University Partners Showcase. As part of the Martha Graham Dance Company’s 2015 New York Season, students from select national dance training programs will come to New York City to perform at The Joyce Theater. Student dancers will perform Graham classics in conjunction with the company’s Shape and Design season. Past UPS performances have sold-out!
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|A Taste of the UPS Experience:
“It was such a joy to watch our dancers rise to the occasion in a Graham work, in New York City, onstage at the Joyce.”
– Susan Stowe, Chair, Department of Dance, Point Park Conservatory of Performing Arts
“Participating in your first University Partners Showcase was both an honor and a thrill. The educational experience and opportunity this afforded our students was invaluable. I feel certain they will reflect upon it for the rest of their lives. Congratulations on bringing your fantastic idea to fruition.”
– Mary Harney, Artist-in-Residence, Skidmore College
“If by studying and performing a Graham masterwork, these students have learned something about themselves, having given more of themselves emotionally as well as physically than they may have thought possible, that’s a lesson that will stay with them and inform their lives, whether or not they go on to become professional dancers.”
– Janet Eilber, Artistic Director, Martha Graham Dance Company
Why Participate in University Partners Showcase?
- Students perform on Saturday matinee of the Martha Graham Dance Company season at The Joyce Theater
- This unique opportunity affords students an exciting performance experience at New York’s premiere dance venue
- Past performances have sold out and received great reviews in top tier press!
Contact Suzy Upton to learn how to turn UPS into an outreach or fundraising event for your dance program!
|March 17, 2012
in conjunction with the Company’s 2012 season:
Inner Landscape2012 Participants included:
|The Hartt School
New World School of the Arts
Point Park University
Interlochen Arts Academy
University of Arizona
|Dark Meadow Suite
Prelude to Action
Steps in the Street
On My Mother’s Side
Diversion of Angels
|February 23, 2013
in conjunction with the Company’s 2013 season:
Myth and Transformation2013 Participants included:
|Franklin and Marshall College
Montclair State University
New World School of the Arts
Sarah Lawrence College
All City Panorama
Night Journey Chorus
Rite of Spring
For more information, contact Suzy Upton at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Company jet sets to Italy, Greece and Turkey this summer!
June 25: Rome, Italy – Festival Internazionale di Villa Adriana, Tivoli (tickets here)
June 27: Gardone Riviera, Italy – Vittoriale Festival, Teatro del Vittoriale (tickets here)
July 5: Nafplion
July 7-8: Thessaloniki, Greece – Moni Lazariston Festival
July 10: Ithaca, Greece – Nautical Lyceum Vathi
July 12: Athens, Greece – The Odeon of Herodes Atticus
July 17: Izmir, Turkey – International Izmir Festival, Culturepark Open-air Theatre (tickets here)
Visit our Tickets+Events page for updates!
||This engagement is supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International
in partnership with the National Endowment fort he Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Xiaochuan Xie and Ben Schultz in Martha Graham’s The Rite of Spring. Photo by Sinru Ku.