2016 Company Auditions!

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


Martha Graham Dance Company will hold a Pre-Audition Workshop, May 11-13, and Auditions, May 14-15, 2016. The Company seeks strong dancers with a command of Graham Technique and ballet. Core dancers are guaranteed 30 weeks of work per year, and are members of the American Guild of Musical Artists AFL-CIO.
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AUDITIONS FOR MALE AND FEMALE DANCERS

Auditions May 14 – 15, 2016

May 14
 
 
Pre-Audition Class
Registration
Audition
9:30am – 11:00am
11:00am – 12:00am
12:00pm – 6:00pm
May 15 Callbacks 12:00pm – 6:00pm

 
Pre-Audition Workshop May 11-13
 
Martha Graham Studio Theater, Westbeth, 55 Bethune St, 11th Fl, New York, NY 10014

The Martha Graham Dance Company is seeking strong dancers with a broad range of current performance techniques, ballet as well as the Graham Technique. The Company guarantees 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.

NOTE:  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 (non-refundable)

  • Registration fee is not required for current members of AGMA
  • Registration fee is not required for participants in the Pre-Audition Workshop
  • Pre-Register by by 11:59pm on May 13 to guarantee a space at the audition.  Admission at the door will be limited to space availability.

Register online!

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

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

  • Must be experienced in a range of current dance techniques, ballet as well as have some experience in the Martha Graham Technique.
  • Must be available for rehearsals in June 2016 and for international travel with no passport or visa restrictions.
  • Dancers should arrive warmed-up, hair tied back completely, in dance wear without baggy warm-up clothes.  Make-up is recommended.

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, ballet as well as have some experience in the Martha Graham Technique.
  • Must be available for rehearsals beginning June 2016 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.
AUDITION AND WORKSHOP FEES

  • Audition Registration Fee: $25
    Current AGMA members pay no fee.
     
  • Pre-Audition Class (May 2): $18
    Class Fee does not include Audition Registration Fee.
     
  • Pre-Audition Workshop:
    – 3 days: $180
        ($110 for full-time Graham Students ONLY)
    – 1 day:   $80       ($55 for full-time Graham Students ONLY)
    For Current Repertory and either Graham Technique III or IV or Graham Technique Refresher. Workshop Fee includes $25 Audition Registration Fee.
     
  • Additional Graham Technique Class:
    – $50 ALL 3 classes
    Single Additional Graham Technique class can be purchased on the day of at the studio

    For those wishing to take both technique classes: Advanced Graham Technique and Graham Technique Refresher.
     

  • Ballet (Add-on)
    – $50 ALL 3 classes
    Single Ballet class can be purchased on the day of at the studio.

Please note: All Audition and Workshop Registration fees are non-refundable.

Click here to register!

AGMA Members: To register, please email Tadej Brdnik at tbrdnik@marthagraham.org

For additional information contact Tadej Brdnik: tbrdnik@marthagraham.org, with subject 2016 AUDITION

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90th Anniversary Slideshow

 
We hope you enjoyed our 90th anniversary season as much as we did!

Here are some highlights from our performances at New York City Center, and our 90th Anniversary Gala:

Blakeley White-McGuire and Lorenzo Pagano in Martha Graham's Night Journey.
Paris Opera Ballet Étoile Aurélie Dupont in Martha Graham's Appalachian Spring.
PeiJu Chien-Pott and Ben Schultz in Mats Ek's AXE.
Leslie Andrea Williams and Abdiel Jacobsen in Martha Graham's Cave of the Heart.
Xin Ying and the Martha Graham Dance Company in Pontus Lidberg's Woodland.
Martha Graham Dance Company in Steps in the Street.
Leslie Andrea Williams in Marie Chouinard's Inner Resources.
Inger Witter and Abdiel Jacobsen dance it out at the 90th Anniversary Gala.
Martha Graham Dance Company and guest artists take a final bow after the 90th anniversary season.

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Martha Graham School Intensive Programs

The School offers Intensive Programs for pre-teens, teens and adults, as well as special
programing for professional dancers. The 2016 Summer Intensive begins June 27th.

Calendar for the Summer Intensives

6 Week

Adult
Summer Intensive

June 27 – Aug 5, 2016

1 Week

Intensive Graham
Teacher Workshop

July 5 – July 8, 2016

2 Week

Graham ChoreoLab: Displacement

Aug 1 – Aug 14, 2016

 
 

4 Week

Teens@Graham
Summer intensive

July 11 – Aug 6, 2016

2 Week

Pre-Teen Intensive/
High School Prep

July 11 – July 23, 2016

 
 

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Download the Full Schedule

Graham Technique – The Martha Graham Technique amplifies the natural movement associated with the breath through Graham’s signature contraction and release. It promotes strength and risk taking, and serves as a foundation for excellence. Four levels are offered.

Graham Repertory – Participants study Graham’s masterworks, inspired by a wide variety of sources, including modern painting, the American frontier, spiritual ceremonies, and Greek mythology.

Composition – Participants explore the process of dance making and construct their own choreographic phrases. Students will be encouraged to develop a choreography “toolbox” and find their own artistic voice.

Gyrokinesis – Gyrokinesis is a conditioning and injury prevention technique that stretches and strengthens the body through principles of alignment, concentric and eccentric forces, and breathing patterns.

Ballet – The Martha Graham School approaches ballet training in a nurturing way, focusing on the individual student’s abilities. The classes are structured to enhance and support the study of the Martha Graham Technique.

Students may choose which weeks and how many to attend!

Classes will take place at one of our two locations:

– Westbeth (55 Bethune Street, 11th and 3rd Floors, NYC, 10014)
– East 63rd Street (316 East 63rd Street, Lower Level, NYC, 10065)

Before you choose your classes….

 

View full Summer Intensive Schedule (right-click to download).

***Be sure to allow at least 45 minutes to travel between classes in our studios
at Westbeth (55 Bethune Street) and 63rd Street (316 E 63rd Street).***

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


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Download the Daily Class Description and Schedule for more information.

Open to a wide range of teachers who are currently teaching the Martha Graham Technique and wish to deepen their level of expertise.

This intensive four-day workshop will provide a thorough review of the basic exercises from the Floor Work and the Standing and Traveling sections while highlighting the connections between each of them.

Register NOW!

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

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


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Download the Teens Summer Intensive brochure.

Download the Teens@Graham Schedule for more information.

This 4-week intensive includes:
Graham Technique – Repertory – Ballet – Contemporary
Youth ChoreoLab – Ballet Barre – Gyro/Pilates – Master Classes
Career Seminars – Private Coaching – In-studio presentations



Graham Technique – The Martha Graham Technique amplifies the natural movement associated with the breath through Graham’s signature contraction and release. It promotes strength and risk taking, and serves as a foundation for excellence. Four levels are offered.

Graham Repertory – Participants study Graham’s masterworks, inspired by a wide variety of sources, including modern painting, the American frontier, spiritual ceremonies, and Greek mythology.

Youth ChoreoLab – Students learn the craft of choreography through studies of body shapes, images, relationships, and other choreographic concepts and ideas.

Gyro/Pilates – Pilates and the Gyrokinesis are each complete systems of mind-body movement. Pilates is more linear and focuses on core strength, pelvic stability, building long muscles that are flexible as well as toned, and proper body mechanics and alignment. The Gyrokinesis method is three-dimensional and circular. It too strengthens the body’s core muscles from the inside out.

Master Classes – A unique series taught by leading NYC professionals! Full schedule available by April 1st
July 15, July 22, July 29 and Aug 5

Career Seminars – A collection of diverse workshops focused on pre-professional development.
July 13 – Audition Prep + Headshot
July 20 – Becoming a Pro Dancer + Resume Workshop
July 27 – Fuel for Dancers (Nutrition Workshop)
Aug 3 – College Prep

Private Coaching – One-on-one coaching offered in 45min or 90min sessions
Graham Technique, Ballet, Audition Solo Rehearsal, Audition Solo Package

Classes will take place at 316 East 63rd Street, Lower level, NYC, 10065

Register NOW!

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

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



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Download the Teens@Graham Schedule for more information.

Pre-teen Summer Intensive — for ages 11 – 12
+
Preparatory Course for Performing Art High Schools


Two-week Pre-teen Summer designed for students who intend to enroll in one of New York City’s Performing Arts High Schools, such as:

– Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School Of Music & Art and Performing Arts
– Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School
– Professional Performing Arts High School
– Talent Unlimited High School


Graham Technique – Repertory – Ballet – Composition
Master Classes – Career Seminars – Private Coaching
Audition solo creation – In-studio presentation

Mark your Calendar for the next Intensive!

2016 Winter Intensive:

 
To be announced!

Photos by Brigid Pierce.

Martha Graham : We the People

SOLD OUT


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Martha Graham : We the People

with
Teens@Graham / All-City Panorama Project
Martha Graham School
Graham 2
and
Special Guest Blakeley White-McGuire
(Principal Dancer – Martha Graham Dance Company)

Thursday, April 21 + Friday, 22, 2016
7:30pm

Martha Graham Studio Theater
55 Bethune Street, 11th Floor

$20 – in advance, $25 at door

$10 – students, $15 at door *student ID required

Sold Out – Wait List only available at the door.


We continue our “The Next 90” celebration with two special performances that highlight Martha Graham’s dances from 1920’s and 30’s, under the theme of social activism.

Special guest, Blakeley White-McGuire (Principal Dancer – Martha Graham Dance Company) will join the students from the Martha Graham School, Teens@Graham and Graham 2.

Ticket buyers will enjoy a glass of wine during the presentation.

Photo of Jacob Larsen, Raymond Hinds and Ricardo Barrett in Martha Graham’s “Celebration” by Brigid Pierce.

Pre Audition 2016

Prepare for the Company Auditions with our Pre-Audition Workshop!

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PRE-AUDITION WORKSHOP

Martha Graham Dance Company will hold a Pre-Audition Workshop, May 11-13, and Auditions, May 14-15, 2016. The Company seeks strong dancers with a command of Graham Technique and ballet. Core dancers are guaranteed 30 weeks of work per year, and are members of the American Guild of Musical Artists AFL-CIO.

For more information about auditions, please click here.

Register now!

Pre-Audition Workshop May 11 – May 13, 2016
(Workshop is not required for audition – space is limited)

May 11
 
 
 
 
 
9:10am – 10:40am
10:50am – 12:20pm
10:50am – 12:20pm
12:45pm – 2:45pm
3:00pm – 4:30pm
 
Ballet (add-on)
Graham Technique III (advanced)
Graham Technique IV (professional)
Current Company Repertory
Graham Technique Refresher
 
May 12
 
 
 
 
 
9:10am – 10:40am
10:50am – 12:20pm
10:50am – 12:20pm
12:45pm – 2:25pm
3:00pm – 4:30pm
 
Ballet (Add-on)
Graham Technique III (Advanced)
Graham Technique IV (Professional)
Current Company Repertory
Graham Technique Refresher
 
May 13
 
 
 
 
 
9:10am – 10:40am
10:50am – 12:20pm
10:50am – 12:20pm
12:35pm – 2:35pm
2:50pm – 4:20pm
 
Ballet (Add-on)
Graham Technique III (Advanced)
Graham Technique IV (Professional)
Current Company Repertory
Graham Technique Refresher
 

Auditions May 14 – 15, 2016

May 14
 
 
 
9:30am – 11:00am
11:00am – 12:00pm
12:00pm – 6:00pm
 
Pre-Audition Class
Registration
Audition
 
May 15
 
12:00pm – 6:00pm
 
Callbacks
 

 

Martha Graham Studio Theater, Westbeth, 55 Bethune St, 11th Fl, New York, NY 10014

Ballet (add-on)
The Martha Graham School approaches ballet training in a nurturing way, focusing on the individual student’s abilities. The classes are structured to enhance and support the study of the Martha Graham Technique.

Graham Technique IV (Professional)with Denise Vale
This class is designed for Professional and Pre-professional dancers with a strong background in Graham technique.

Graham Technique III (Advanced)with Virginie Mecene
This class is designed for Advanced and Pre-professional dancers with a extensive background in Graham technique.

Current Company Repertory with Martha Graham Principal Dancers – PeiJu Chien-Pott and Lloyd Knight
Repertory will preview choreography and physical vocabulary including movement from the Company’s current repertory by Martha Graham, Mats Ek, Pontus Lidberg, Marie Chouinard, Andonis Foniadakis, Nacho Duato and others.

Graham Technique Refresherwith Tadej Brdnik
This class is specifically tailored to Professional and Pre-professional dancers without extensive Graham technique and training.

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Pre-Audition Class
Graham technique warm-up class specially designed as a preparation for the Audition.

WORKSHOP AND AUDITION FEES

  • Pre-Audition Workshop:
    – 3 days: $180
        ($110 for full-time Graham Students ONLY)
    – 1 day:   $80       ($55 for full-time Graham Students ONLY)
    For Current Repertory and either Graham Technique III or Graham Technique Refresher. Workshop Fee includes $25 Audition Registration Fee.
     
  • Additional Graham Technique Class:
    – $50 ALL 3 classes
    Single Additional Graham Technique class can be purchased on the day of at the studio

    For those wishing to take both technique classes: Advanced Graham Technique and Graham Technique Refresher.
     

  • Ballet (Add-on)
    – $50 ALL 3 classes
    Single Ballet class can be purchased on the day of at the studio.
     
  • Pre-Audition Class (May 2): $18
    Class Fee does not include Audition Registration Fee.
     
  • Audition Registration Fee: $25
    (Current AGMA members pay no fee).

Please note: All Audition and Workshop Registration fees are non-refundable.

Register now!

AGMA Members: To register, please email Tadej Brdnik at tbrdnik@marthagraham.org

For additional information contact Tadej Brdnik: tbrdnik@marthagraham.org, with subject 2016 AUDITION

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New York Season: April 14-18


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Celebrating our 90th anniversary season with four extraordinary programs, featuring Graham masterworks alongside premieres by internationally acclaimed choreographers Marie Chouinard, Mats Ek, and Pontus Lidberg, and recent works by Nacho Duato and Andonis Foniadakis.

The season concludes on our 90th anniversary (to the day) with a special gala program.

New York City Center
131 West 55th Street

Tickets start at $35.

Buy Tickets

April 14 – 8:00pm

Night Journey
AXE – a new work by Mats Ek
a new work by Marie Chouinard
Cave of the Heart
 

April 15 – 8:00pm

Appalachian Spring
AXE – a new work by Mats Ek
Night Journey
Echo – choreography by Andonis Foniadakis
 

April 16 – 8:00pm

Cave of the Heart
a new work by Marie Chouinard
Rust – choreography by Nacho Duato
Chronicle
 

April 18 – 7:00pm

Special 90th Anniversary Program

 
Ballet star Aurélie Dupont will perform this evening.

Opens with a selection of Graham Highlights including:
Tanagra, Heretic, Celebration, Lamentation, the Lament from Acts of Light,
and an excerpt from Appalachian Spring.

Also on the program: the NY Premiere of a New Work by Pontus Lidberg
and the Graham masterwork Chronicle.

For tickets to our 90th Anniversary Gala click here.

Program is subject to change.

Buy Tickets

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90th Anniversary Gala: April 18


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Join us for our Gala!

Martha Graham Dance Company

90th Anniversary Gala

April 18, 2016, 7:00pm
New York City Center and The University Club of New York
black tie suggested


April 18 – Special 90th Anniversary Program

  • with Aurélie Dupont, Étoile and new Artistic Director of the Paris Opera Ballet
  • and the NY Premiere of Woodland by Pontus Lidberg
  • Graham Highlights include Tanagra, Heretic, Celebration,Lamentation, “Lament” from Acts of Light, the Appalachian Spring duet, and the 1936 Graham masterwork Chronicle.
     
  • Dinner and dancing follow at The University Club of New York

Gala Tickets

For performance tickets, click here.
 

For performance tickets only, visit our NYC Season Page

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CO-CHAIRS

Amy and Philip Blumenthal
Audra D. Cohen and Eric Cohen
Richard Hayes and Peggy Lyman Hayes
Christine Jowers and Robert L. Friedman
Abby Meiselman and Kenneth Bloom
Jayne Millard
Judith and Herbert S. Schlosser
Inger K. Witter

LEGACY HONOREES

Wallis Annenberg • Mikhail Baryshnikov • Patricia Birch
Carolina Performing Arts–University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
City of New York • Robert Cohan • Jean Erdman
Hon. Katherine B. Forrest • Linda Hodes • Stuart Hodes
Paul F. Kilmer and Holland & Knight • Howard Gilman Foundation
Joan K. Davidson and the Kaplan Foundation • Library of Congress
Office of the Manhattan Borough President • Helen McGehee
Donald McKayle • Barbara Morgan and family • The New School
The Noguchi Museum • Judith and Herbert S. Schlosser • Paul Taylor Lee L. Traub
University Musical Society of the University of Michigan
Inger K. Witter • Yuriko

IN MEMORIAM

Irene Lewisohn and Alice Lewisohn Crowley
Francis S. Mason, Jr.
Evelyn Sharp
Paul Szilard

GALA HOST COMMITTEE

LaRue Allen, Executive Director* and Archibald Allen
Jody and John Arnhold
Amy* and Philip Blumenthal
Audra D. Cohen* and Eric Cohen
Sylvana Eder and www.nlp.nyc
Janet Eilber, Artistic Director* and John Warren
Neila Fortino
Beau Gage*
Antoinette C. Gelmont
Inga M.* and Frank Golay
Laura and Jonathan* Gralnick
Christopher Herrmann and Joseph Lorino
John Hotta*
Machiko Kashiwagi and Thomas Bingham
Jean-Paul Lafaye*
Brenda Levin
Meghan Hewit McCormick
Abby Meiselman and Kenneth Bloom, Chairman*
Jayne Millard*
Lorraine* and John Oler
Eng Kian Ooi and Marius Meland
Samina Rind
Donald J. Rose, M.D. and Victoria Lasdon Rose
Judith G. Schlosser, Chairman Emerita* and Herbert S. Schlosser
Lee L. Traub, Chairman Emerita
Inger K. Witter, President*
Marnie Thomas Wood

* Member, Board of Trustees

Marathon Reading: Blood Memory

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New York Public Library for the Performing Arts hosts

Marathon Reading:

Martha Graham’s Blood Memory

April 18: 11am – 5:30pm

New York Public Library
for the Performing Arts

at Lincoln Center

40 Lincoln Center Plaza

The Martha Graham Dance Company, in partnership with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, will host a marathon reading of Blood Memory to celebrate the Company’s 90th anniversary. Taking place 90 years to the day of Martha Graham’s first public performance with a group of dancers, the event will bring together a special and influential group of women from the dance world to give voice to Graham’s words.

The distinguished lineup of readers includes:

  • Patricia Birch
  • Carmen de Lavallade
  • Michelle Dorrance
  • Liz Gerring
  • Ellen Graff
  • Virginia Johnson
  • Deborah Jowitt
  • Annie-B Parson
  • Tiler Peck
  • Wendy Perron
  • Judith Schlosser
  • Valda Setterfield
  • Sonya Tayeh
  • Wendy Whelan
  • Marni Thomas Wood

More information is available from the New York Public Library.

Announcing our new App for iPhone!

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An Interactive Experience

 
by the Google Cultural Institute and
Martha Graham Dance Company

Available on iPhone and iOS devices!

Also available on Android and web platforms.

 
Top Graham Company Artist and Educator Oliver Tobin curates three expanding exhibitions exploring principal components of Martha Graham’s legacy and revealing the Graham Company’s unique archives – the largest in the world for any single dance artist.

  • Martha Graham
    A journey through Martha Graham’s early life and work as a dancer and choreographer.
  • Martha Graham Dance Company
    Explores Graham’s iconic masterpieces Lamentation and Chronicle, providing insight into her radical artistic vision and the theatrical techniques that she pioneered.
  • Martha Graham Technique
    Explores revolutionary physical vocabulary that emerged from Graham’s innovative choreography. Based on her famous contraction and release, the Graham Technique has been compared with classic ballet in its complexity and scope.


iPhone and iOS Debut: February 18th.

iOS App Download the iOS app at the iTunes Store.

 

Download the Android app at the Google Play Store or view online at google.com/culturalinstitute.

 

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New@Graham: Join us for a special photo reveal!


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Newly discovered photos of Martha Graham

in 1937 performance!!

One Night Only

Thursday February 25, 2016, 7:00pm

  • Performance of Graham’s Lamentation and Deep Song
  • Guided tour of Martha Graham galleries on Google Cultural Institute
  • Sneak Preview of over 30 newly discovered photos of Martha and her Company

Don’t miss Graham stars, PeiJu Chien-Pott and Blakeley White-McGuire performing Graham’s signature solos in the context of remarkable new archival access!

Tickets:
$25 advance, $30 at the door.
$15 students (advance purchase only)

Purchase Tickets

Martha Graham Studio Theater
55 Bethune Street, 11th Floor

Photo: Martha Graham and her Dancers in “Tragic Holiday” from Martha Graham’s Chronicle.
Photo by Robert Fraser; donated by Doug Fraser.

Join us to see this entire photo and many others!


Photo Credits: Hibbard Nash Photography