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Kickstarter Launch

Join Us

January 27th to February 26th

We’ve launched a @kickstarter campaign to support #thenext90 – yes, the Company’s
90th anniversary season. It’s filled with exciting, creative and ambitious events.
We want you to be part of it, and we need your help.

Today the Company continues Graham’s legacy, showcasing her masterpieces alongside brand new dances by today’s top choreographers. The Next 90! – yes, the Company’s 90th anniversary season – is filled with exciting, creative and ambitious events. We want you to be part of it, and we need your help.

We are raising $90K to celebrate 90 years. We have $30K from our Board, $30K from foundation support – and the last $30K comes from hundreds of Kickstarter supporters. We hope you will be one of them!

Campaign runs through Friday, February 26, at 1pm.

 
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Photos in video still: Janet Eilber (left) in Martha Graham’s Cave of the Heart; photo by Max Waldman, 1978.
Natasha M. Diamond Walker (right) in Martha Graham’s Cave of the Heart; photo by Brigid Pierce, 2014.

Company photo: Erick Hawkins, Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham, Sophie Maslow, Jane Dudley, Nina Fonaroff, Ethel Butler, Pearl Lang, and an unknown dancer in “Deaths and Entrances.”

GrahamDeconstructed: Panorama


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Join us for an insider tour of the Graham classic

Panorama (1935)

 
February 10, 2016 7:00 pm

Author Elizabeth McPherson and Artistic Director Janet Eilber will discuss the creation of Panorama (at the Bennington School of the Dance), accompanied by archival films and photos, and demonstration by top dance students from Montclair State University.

The Bennington School of Dance: a History in Writings and Interviews will be available for purchase — personally signed by the author Dr. McPherson.

The event will close with a full performance of the work.

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

Tickets:

$20 in advance, $25 at door

$15 studentsadvance sales only
Montclair or Graham School ID required at door

 
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Photo: Students perform Martha Graham’s Panorama by Robert M. Cooper

American Dance Platform


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American Dance Platform

at The Joyce

Tuesday January 12 and Sunday January 17 7:30 pm

The Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10011

The Joyce Theater is proud to launch its first American Dance Platform, showcasing some of the most captivating American companies performing today. This year’s festival features companies representing different regions throughout America and pairs emerging companies with those that are more established. The festival is curated by Paul King and Walter Jaffe, the founders and directors of White Bird, the acclaimed dance presentation series based in Portland, Oregon.

Program A:
Martha Graham Dance Company – Steps in the Street and Lamentation Variations
Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group – Excerpts from Moses(es)

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Michael Klien: Excavation Site.


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Excavation Site: Martha Graham U.S.A.

Michael Kliën (Austria)

Jan 16 3pm to 7pm

Martha Graham Studio Theater
55 Bethune Street, 11th Floor

In this one-time-only dance event, a multigenerational group of performers from the Martha Graham Dance Company’s past, present, and future will excavate their relationships to Graham and the underlying “movement forces” that bind them to one another, to Graham, and to the Company.

Organized by Austrian choreographer and artist Michael Kliën, Excavation Site: Martha Graham U.S.A. bypasses the institutionalized social structures of the Company to uncover new paths of organization and potential between its participants. The work utilizes strategies of social choreography developed in collaboration with dramaturge Steve Valk, who has organized a complementary discursive component that will unfold alongside the performance in an adjacent studio.

Audiences are invited to explore the work for any length of time and are encouraged to move freely between the two spaces.

Choreography: Michael Kliën
Dramaturgy: Steve Valk
Electronic Score: Volkmar Klien
Performers: Martha Graham Dance Company and guests

 

Tickets are $20.

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Co-presented with the New Museum and Performance Space 122.

 

Featured image: Current and past members of Martha Graham Dance Company joined by students, administrators, and others affiliated with the company in Michael Klien’s Parliament, 2015. Photo by Brigid Pierce.

Excavation Site: Martha Graham U.S.A. is co-presented by the New Museum, as part of the Spring 2016 R&D Season: LEGACY; Martha Graham Dance Company, as part of its 90th season; and Performance Space 122 as part of the COIL 2016 Festival and is generously supported by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture and the Austrian Cultural Forum New York. PS122 presentation support provided by Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance and Jerome Robbins Foundation. .

Made possible with the generous support of the Austrian Cultural Forum New York.

The score by Volkmar Klien has been  commissioned by the state of Lower Austria.

2016 School Auditions


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Auditions for Male and Female Dancers

January 9, 2016, 10:00am-1:00pm

Click here to register!

AUDITIONS FOR MALE AND FEMALE DANCERS

Auditions for Full-Time Certificate Programs for Fall 2016 enrollment:

  • PTP/Two-Year Certificate Program
  • PCP/Accelerated Professional Program
  • TTP/Teacher Training Program

All dancers should come prepared with a 60-90 second solo and music in a genre of your choice. Please be advised, however, that rosin and tap shoes are not permitted on our floors.


Martha Graham School, 55 Bethune St, 11th Fl, New York, NY 10014

 
Registration opens at 9:00am.

Please arrive at least a half hour early to warm up and complete your paperwork.

Audition Fee: $20 paid in advance online or in cash only at door (non-refundable)


The Martha Graham School is auditioning students interested in our full-time, certificate programs. The School offers the Graham Technique™ as a powerful foundation augmented with ballet, other techniques, performance workshops, and a wide range of electives.

Click here to register!

The Martha Graham School is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance.
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

PTP/Two-Year Certificate Program

  • Intermediate Graham Technique (Level 2 or higher)
  • Intermediate Ballet training

PCP/Accelerated Professional Program

  • Intermediate Graham Technique (Level 3 or higher)
  • Intermediate Ballet training

TTP/Teacher Training Program

  • Pre-requisites: Composition (1 credit) and Advanced Repertory (1 credit)
  • Advanced Graham Technique (Levels 3 and 4, per discretion of Program Director)
  • Intermediate Ballet training

Click here to register!
QUESTIONS? If you have any questions about the audition process or the full-time programs at the Martha Graham School, please email Olga Alagiozidou.

Launching a new Google partnership!

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Debuting a new interactive experience

by the Google Cultural Institute and
Martha Graham Dance Company

Available on Android and web platforms.
Coming soon to iOS.

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.

Debuting December 1st.

Android App Download the Android app at the Google Play Store.

View Online Or view online at google.com/culturalinstitute.

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Save the Date for the Gala!

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save the date:

The Next 90!

GALA

Monday April 18, 2016 following 7pm performance

Save the date for the 2016 Martha Graham Gala. We’ll be celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Martha Graham Dance Company…in fact, the April 18th Gala Performance marks the very day Graham first presented her dance group to the world.

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Join our mailing list to be the first to learn more about our upcoming Gala!

In the meantime, you can always support the Martha Graham Dance Company by making a tax-deductible donation. Visit our Support page for more information.

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Moving Still with Lois Greenfield


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Graham Deconstructed: Moving Still

with Lois Greenfield

Wednesday December 16, 2015 6:30-9pm

Martha Graham Studio Theater
55 Bethune Street, 11th Floor

Greenfield’s newest book, Lois Greenfield: Moving Still, features images of the most talented dancers of our time, from the world’s leading dance companies.

  • View original Greenfield photographs as Artistic Director Janet Eilber leads a conversation about the artistry and technique behind Greenfield’s captivating images.
  • Bring your own camera (or phone) for a chance to photograph the Martha Graham dancers in action!
  • Books will be available for sale and signing, and complimentary refreshments will be served.

Tickets are $25 at the door.


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Photo of PeiJu Chien-Pott by Lois Greenfield.

90th Anniversary Season


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2016 New York Season

April 14-18

New York City Center
131 West 55th Street

The world-renowned Martha Graham Dance Company celebrates its 90th anniversary season with four extraordinary programs at New York City Center, April 14−18, 2016. The New York season will feature four of Martha Graham’s most important masterworks — Appalachian Spring, Chronicle, Cave of the Heart, and Night Journey — alongside new works created for the Company by internationally acclaimed choreographers Marie Chouinard, Mats Ek, and Pontus Lidberg.Performances will take place Thursday to Saturday, April 14−16, at 8:00pm, with a special gala program at 7:00pm on Monday, April 18, the anniversary of Graham’s first public performance with her Concert Group in 1926.

TICKETS
Tickets are on sale.

Call 212-581-1212 or visit nycitycenter.org.

Purchase Tickets

Tickets start at $35.

PROGRAM
Subject to change

April 14
Night Journey
AXE – a new work by Mats Ek
– intermission –
a new work by Marie Chouinard
Cave of the Heart

April 15
Appalachian Spring
AXE – a new work by Mats Ek
– intermission –
Night Journey
Echo – choreography by Andonis Foniadakis

April 16
Cave of the Heart
a new work by Marie Chouinard
– intermission –
Rust – choreography by Nacho Duato
Chronicle

April 18 – Special 90th Anniversary Program

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.

Ballet star Aurélie Dupont will perform on the gala evening.

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Join our mailing list to be the first to learn more about our upcoming season!

Photo Credits: Hibbard Nash Photography