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.

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Masterclass with Andonis Foniadakis 3/22

 

Master class with guest choreographer Andonis Foniadakis

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Masterclass with Foniadakis

 

 $30 Master class

or

 $65   Master class  +  Preferred ticket to opening night at NY City Center including the World Premiere of Foniadakis’s new work, Echo on 3.19.14 (package valued is $95)

Foniadakis’s movement vocabulary is built on smooth speed and accuracy. His class works to achieve this quality by first loosening the pelvis and chest through a series of floor exercises and spirals and then moving to larger more complex phrases, focusing on the fluidity of its execution. Appropriate for professional and pre-professional dancers with advanced modern, ballet, or contemporary training. Space is limited.

Click here to register!

Contact Tadej Brdnik at tbrdnik@marthagraham.org with questions.

Andonis Echo Highlights from Christian Mortensen on Vimeo.
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Tickets for New York City Center 3/19 – 3/22

 


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The Martha Graham Dance Company returns to New York City Center for a four-evening engagement March 19-22, 2014. The Company brings exciting premieres by international stars Nacho Duato and Andonis Foniadakis along with the new one-act production of Graham’s Clytemnestra. Join in the 70th Anniversary celebration of Appalachian Spring and the 30th of Graham’s stunning The Rite of Spring, as well as an opening night gala performance with special guests.

Opening Night Gala
Wednesday, March 19, 7:00 pm
Great Moments from the new one-Act Clytemnestra
World Premiere of Echo by Andonis Foniadakis
and other Special Guests

Program A
Friday, March 21, 8:00 pm
One-Act Clytemnestra
intermission
World Premiere, Echo by Andonis Foniadakis
Maple Leaf Rag

Program B
Thursday March 20 and Saturday, March 22, both at 8:00 pm
Appalachian Spring
World Premiere, Depak Ine, Nacho Duato
intermission
The Rite of Spring

Tickets available now. Visit nycitycenter.org.

 

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Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. Email groupsales@nycitycenter.org for information. 

Casting:

One-Act Clytemnestra (Opening Night and Program A)
Clytemnesta: Katherine Crockett
Messenger: Lloyd Knight
Hades: Ben Schultz
Helen: Natasha Diamond-Walker
Athena: Xiaochuan Xie
Nightwatchman: Lorenzo Pagano
Agamemnon: Tadej Brdnik
Electra: Blakeley White-McGuire
Orestes: Abdiel Jacobsen
Agisthus: Maurizio Nardi
Iphigenia: Mariya Dashkina Maddux
Cassandra: PeiJu Chien-Pott

Maple Leaf Rag (Program A)
Lead Couple: Ying Xin, Lloyd Knight
with Katherine Crockett and the Full Company

Appalachian Spring (Program B)
Bride: Blakeley White-McGuire (March 20), Mariya Dashkina Maddux (March 22)
Husbandman: Abdiel Jacobsen (March 20), Lloyd Mayor (March 22)
Preacher: Lloyd Knight (March 20), Maurizio Nardi (March 22)
Pioneering Woman: Katherine Crockett (March 20), Natasha Diamond-Walker (March 22)
Followers: Tamisha Guy, Ying Xin, Charlotte Landreau, Xiaochuan Xie (both programs)

The Rite of Spring (Program B)
Chosen One: Xiaochuan Xie (March 20), Blakeley White-McGuire (March 22)
Shaman: Ben Schultz
With the Full Company

Echo by Andonis Foniadakis
Featuring PeiJu Chien-Pott, Lloyd Mayor, Lorenzo Pagano
With Tadej Brdnik, Mariya Dashkina Maddux, Natasha Diamond-Walker, Lloyd Knight, Ben Schultz, Xiaochuan Xie, Ying Xin

Depak Ine by Nacho Duato
Tadej Brdnik, PeiJu Chien-Pott, Natasha Diamond-Walker, Abdiel Jacobsen, Lloyd Knight, Lloyd Mayor, Lorenzo Pagano, Ben Schultz, Blakeley White-McGuire, Ying Xin
Photo: Katherine Crockett as Clytemnestra by Hibbard Nash Photography

Opening Night Gala 3.19.14!

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014, 7:00 pm

 Honoring 

HRH Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia
Beloved Daughter of Greece and Founder of Lifeline Humanitarian Organization

and

Kitty P. Kyriacopoulos
Noted Educational Philanthropist and Pioneering Female Entrepreneur

special tribute to Ilias Lalaounis
Renowned Designer of Fine Jewelry and Founder of Greek Gold – Ilias Lalaounis

Classic Choreography by Martha Graham

World Premiere of Echo by Andonis Foniadakis

Martha Graham Dance Company with Special Guests from

The Greek National School of Dance and Graham 2

 New York City Center
131 West 55th Street   New York, New York

 Dinner and Dancing to Follow

Plaza Hotel

58th Street and Fifth Avenue   New York, New York

 Festive Attire

For more information, please contact Amanda Hameline at (212) 229-9200, x25

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Regular Performance-only tickets are also available starting at $35. Visit nycitycenter.com for tickets.

Graham / Greek Pop-Up Boutique

We hope you will visit the Graham / Greek Pop Up Boutique situated inside New York City Center and bring home a memento of this cultural collaboration. The shop will open before the performance and close only after the guests clear the lobby at the end of the show.

The Graham Greek Pop Up boutique features items from Greece alongside Martha Graham Dance Company merchandise. The pop up boutique reflects a collaborative initiative by Martha Graham Dance Company, Concord Consulting Services Athens- New York, Homer & Co Ithaka pop up store, and Artopolis and The Pi by Regina Katopodis.

The Graham Greek pop up store proudly presents a selection of products of exquisite quality, handcrafted with deep care and ageless wisdom by selected producers, craftspeople, and partners in Greece.  The salt of the sea, the warmth of the Mediterranean sun, and the flavour of the olive groves, are all captured in the contemporary aesthetic of our Greek producers and designers.

Vendors include:

ACCESSORIES

JOHN JOHN BOWTIES

HOMER&CO LEATHER STRAPS FOR BLANKETS

HOME/COSMETICS

COOL SOAPS

POLIS GREEK HANDMADE TABLECLOTHES

APIVITA

COCOMAT

SKRIMIZEAS PLEXIGLASS

SHOES

ANCIENT GREEK SANDALS

THE WORKSHOP

BEACH

GKINI

DEAR POLYWOOD

SUNOFABEACH TOWELS

APHRODITA

PETS

KYON DOG COOKIES

OHHHMYDOG PET LIFESTYLE

JEWELLERY

LIANA VOURAKIS

LALAOUNIS

GIOUZENIS JEWELLERY

ZOE KOMPITSI

CHRISTINA C

QUEEN2TRASH

EVINHIA

KLAIDRA

KYVELI

GENNY

ALEXANDRA KOUMBA

BAGS

IPPOLITO

GREEK TRADITIONAL TAGARI

CLOTHING

MARILENA Z

MADAME SHOU SHOU

MARAVEYA

IOANNA KOURBELA

LOVEGREECE TSHIRTS

FOOD

EKMA MUSTARD

ELEIA

EAT CRETE

GREEK HOUSE BY ELLINOEKTIPOTIKI

ALCAFE GREEK COFFEE

STORIES OF GREEK ORIGINS

PHI BAKERY

MASTIHA SHOP

EVA MASTIHA

CRETE AND EARTH

ARTOPOLIS

THE PI BY REGINA KATOPODIS

ART

PAPASOTIRIOU BOOKSTORE

MARA DESYPRIS SELF_PORTRAIT

CHRISTINA C

CHRISTINE SMITH

AEIKINITON SPINNING TOPS

PHILIP TSIARAS

RONDA SENDUKA

BLENDER GALLERY

 

 

 

 

Photo Credits: Costas