Peter Sparling’s Notes on a Voyage

September 16 and 17: Notes on a Voyage

Tickets are available online:

September 16

September 17

Company alum and filmmaker / choreographer Peter Sparling presents a dance and media event focusing on Graham’s creative process for the1953 work, “Voyage.” A highly personal and psychological dance, “Voyage” was born out of Graham’s sessions with Jungian analyst, Francis Wickes. No record of the dance remains, but much has been written about its creation. “Notes on a Voyage” theatricalizes Graham’s intense process.

Featuring Company stars Blakeley White-McGuire, Tadej Brdnik, Lloyd Knight and Ben Schultz.

Following the performance, Sparling joins original cast member Stuart Hodes in a conversation.

A Special Project with Sonya Tayeh

The rumors are true! So You Think You Can Dance choreographer…

A Special Project with Sonya Tayeh

Sonya, I am so proud to say, is going to [collaborate with] the Martha Graham Company, which just makes me so proud.

– Nigel Lythgoe, So You Think You Can Dance
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.

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UPS: A Chance to Perform at the Joyce!

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!

Contact Suzy Upton for pricing and more information: supton@marthagraham.org

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

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Why Participate in University Partners Showcase?

Contact  Suzy Upton to learn how to turn UPS into an outreach or fundraising event for your dance program!


First Showcase
Second Showcase
March 17, 2012
in conjunction with the Company’s 2012 season:
Inner Landscape
2012 Participants included:

The Hartt School
New World School of the Arts
Skidmore College
Point Park University
Interlochen Arts Academy
University of Arizona
Graham 2
Dark Meadow Suite
Prelude to Action
Steps in the Street
Heretic
Panorama
On My Mother’s Side
Diversion of Angels

February 23, 2013
in conjunction with the Company’s 2013 season:
Myth and Transformation
2013 Participants included:

Franklin and Marshall College
Montclair State University
New World School of the Arts
Graham 2
Adelphi University
Sarah Lawrence College
All City Panorama
Celebration
Night Journey Chorus
Adorations
Rite of Spring
Helios
Primitive Mysteries
Panorama

 

 
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For more information, contact Suzy Upton at supton@marthagraham.org

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Photo Credits:
Mariya Dashkina Maddux in Martha Graham’s Appalachian Spring; Photo by Hibbard Nash Photography. Charlotte Landreau in Martha Graham’s Temptations of the Moon; Photo by Antonia K Miranda. Lloyd Mayor in Andonis Foniadakis’ Echo; Photo by Costas. Katherine Crockett in Martha Graham’s Clytemnestra; Photo by Hibbard Nash Photography.

Mediterranean Tour

The Company jet sets to Italy, Greece and Turkey this summer!

 

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Italy
June 25: Rome, Italy – Festival Internazionale di Villa Adriana, Tivoli (tickets here)
June 27: Gardone Riviera, Italy – Vittoriale Festival, Teatro del Vittoriale (tickets here)

Greece
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

Turkey
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.

Graham 2 Audition

Auditions will be held July 12, 2014 for the Graham 2 company and Full Time Programs

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The Martha Graham School invite you to audition for our Full Time Programs and Graham 2 company.

Audition Location: 55 Bethune Street, 11th Floor

Please arrive a half hour before your audition time to fill out an application form.

There is a $10 fee for each audition.

(Dancers must join a full time program to be in Graham 2.)

 

For more information contract Virginie Mécène, Graham 2 Artistic Director at 212-838-5886, ex. 203, or vmecene@marthagraham.org.

Martha Graham Summer Intensives

Now is a great time to plan your summer!  Highlights from the upcoming programs include:

For more information check our our School Intensives page! 

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Photo: Lorenzo Pagano from Graham 2. Photo by David Penner

Graham 2

Graham 2 New York Season:
May 28 – 31 at Martha Graham Studio Theater

Check regularly for more updates.


Graham 2 pre-professional dance company is 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 Martha Graham Company began as members of Graham 2. Under the direction and coaching of its Artistic Director, Virginie Mecene, Graham 2 performs Graham’s repertory as well as works of guest choreographers such as Robert Battle, Pascal Rioult, Kun-Yang Lin, Robert Cohan, and Darshan Singh Bhuller. Graham 2 has performed with the Martha Graham Dance Company at New York City Center and The Joyce Theater and has an annual performance season at the Martha Graham Studio Theater. The troupe also has performed at leading New York venues including The 92 Street Y, Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, LaGuardia Community College, Iona College, and other cities such as Baltimore, MD, Wintergreen, VA, Cherry Hill, NJ, and Barcelona, Spain. Committed to its education outreach program Graham 2 performs for more than 3,000 public school children each year. Graham 2 was originally created by Yuriko at the request of Martha Graham in 1983 under the name of Martha Graham Ensemble.

For information about booking Graham 2, contact Virginie Mécène, Graham 2 Artistic Director at 212-838-5886, ex. 203, or vmecene@marthagraham.org.

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Martha Graham Dance Company Auditions

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Martha Graham Dance Company is hosting auditions for male and female dancers:

AUDITION FOR MALE AND FEMALE DANCERS
April 12 – 12:00pm-6:00pm
(Registration starts at 11:00am on April 12)

APRIL 13 – Call backs: 12:00PM-5:00pm

LOCATION:

Martha Graham Studio Theater
Westbeth, 55 Bethune Street, 11TH Floor
New York, NY 10014

The Martha Graham Dance Company is seeking strong dancers with a broad range of current performance techniques as well as the Graham Technique.  The Company guarantees 26-30 weeks of work per year to its core group of dancers.  Dancers of the Graham Company are members of the American Guild of Musical Artists AFL-CIO.

You must register to guarantee a place at the audition.

INITIAL WORK PERIOD: Dancers must be available for rehearsals beginning as early as May 2014.  Further work with the Company is contingent on the initial work period.  Dancers must be performance-ready and available immediately for international travel with no passport or visa restrictions to perform in the US or abroad.

Registration Fee: $25

  • Registration fee is not required for current members of AGMA
  • Registration fee is not required for participants in the Pre-Audition Workshop on April 11
  • Registration fee is not refundable

We must receive the registration fee before April 10 in order to guarantee a space at the audition.  Admission at the door will be limited to space availability.

Click here to register!

 

AGMA Members: Please register directly via email, by contacting Tadej Brdnik at tbrdnik@marthagraham.org

For additional information contact Tadej Brdnik: tbrdnik@marthagraham.org, with subject 2014 AUDITION

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

WOMEN: Hiring women at AGMA apprentice level or level appropriate to experience.

Must be experienced in a range of current dance techniques as well as advanced Martha Graham Technique.

  • Must be available for rehearsals in March, 2013 and for international travel with no passport or visa restrictions.

Dancers should arrive warmed-up, hair tied back completely, in dancewear without baggy warm-up clothes.  Make-up is recommended.  Bring a photo with resume, email address and contact numbers.

MEN: Hiring men at AGMA apprentice level or level appropriate to experience.

Height: 5’11” or taller.

  • Must be experienced in a range of current dance techniques as well as have some experience in the Martha Graham Technique.
  • Must be available for rehearsals beginning March 2013 and for international travel with no passport or visa restrictions.

All dancers should be warmed-up, with long hair tied back and in dance wear without baggy warm-up clothes.
All dancers must bring an additional photo with resume, email address and contact numbers to the audition.

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For more info on the Martha Graham Dance Company 2014 Pre-Audition Workshop, visit marthagraham.org/2014preaudition
On April 12, we will offer a Technique Class from 9:30 – 11:00am for $15.

Photo: (top) Martha Graham Dance Company in The Rite of Spring; Photo by Sinru Ku; (bottom) Lloyd Mayor in Echo; Photo by COSTAS.

2014 Pre-audition Workshop

Everything you need to prepare for the 2014 Auditions:

PRE-AUDITION WORKSHOP
April 11 – 12:30 – 4:30pm

LOCATION:

Martha Graham Studio Theater,
55 Bethune Street, 11th floor, NY 10014

The Pre-Audition Workshop will preview choreography and physical vocabulary for the Martha Graham Dance Company Audition (April 12th-13th) with movement from the Company’s current repertory by Martha Graham, Nacho Duato, Andonis Foniadakis, Larry Keigwin and others.

You must pre-register to guarantee a place at the pre-audition workshop.

$80
Registration fee includes the $25 audition registration fee.

For additional information contact Tadej Brdnik: tbrdnik@marthagraham.org, with subject PRE-AUDITION WORKSHOP.

For more info on the Martha Graham Dance Company 2014 Audition, visit marthagraham.org/2014audition

Click here to register!

 

 

PRE-AUDITION TECHNIQUE CLASS
April 12 – 9-10:30am

LOCATION:

Martha Graham Studio Theater,
55 Bethune Street, 11th floor, NY 10014

 $15.

Click here to register!

 

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Photo: (top) Lloyd Mayor in Echo; Photo by COSTAS; (bottom) Martha Graham Dance Company in The Rite of Spring; Photo by Sinru Ku.

Photo Credits: Costas