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.

Winter Intensive is Coming!

For students unable to attend the Martha Graham School year round or who wish to progress rapidly, the Winter and Summer Intensives offer dancers a rigorous program in Martha Graham Technique, Repertory, and Dance Composition. 
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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.

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 Winter Intensive Brochure

View full Winter 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, or
Scan and Email:   info@marthagraham.org

 

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Select dancers will perform Celebration in the
Martha Graham Dance Company’s 90th Anniversary Season!

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Mark your Calendar for the next Intensive!!

2016 Summer Intensive:

 
June 27 – August 5

Registration will open this coming February!

Photo Credits: Anne Souder in a Graham 2 rehearsal; photo by Brigid Pierce. Alessio Crognale in a Graham 2 rehearsal; photo by Brigid Pierce.

Special Workshop for Men

Select dancers will perform Celebration in Martha Graham Dance Company’s 90th Anniversary Season this April!

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All-Male Celebration Workshop
2-week Advanced Repertory Workshop for Men – $465

January 4 – 15, 2016
Martha Graham Studios
55 Bethune Street, NYC 10014

4:00pm – 5:00pm – Graham Technique for Men
5:00pm – 6:30pm – Advanced Repertory Workshop for Men

Dancers will engage with elements of the Graham Technique specific to men, using Martha Graham’s early work, Celebration (1934), as a platform for study. Participants are invited to audition for a performance of Celebration as part of the Martha Graham Dance Company’s 90th Anniversary Season at New York City Center (Apr 14-18). This will be the first time Celebration is staged on an all-male cast.

REGISTER TODAY

For additional information, please email Program Director
Tadej Brdnik or call 212-229-9200 x20.

 

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Mark your Calendar for the next Intensive!!

2016 Summer Intensive:

 
June 27 – August 5

Registration will open this coming February!

Photo Credits: Alessio Crognale in a Graham 2 rehearsal; photo by Brigid Pierce. Anne Souder in a Graham 2 rehearsal; photo by Brigid Pierce.

Graham 2 at TED Talks Live!

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TED Talks Live : War and Peace

November 3rd and 4th, 2015 – 7:30pm
Town Hall – 123 West 43rd St – NYC 10036

Featuring Graham 2 in Amanda Kreglow’s The Mist of Dying

Ricardo Barrett – Jessica Sgambelluri

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Can we build a future without war? What does it take to bring peace? Join those who have experienced every aspect of war — fighters, journalists, psychologists, and more — for a look at the impact of war in the world.

TED Talks Live: War and Peace brings a night of thought-provoking talks and performances to New York’s Town Hall Theater on Nov. 3 and 4, 2015.

On either night, you can expect many great talks — including bold new ideas from author Sebastian Junger (Restrepo) and actor Adam Driver of Star Wars, a Marine Corps vet. Rufus Wainwright will play a short set of songs, and Pulitzer-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa will share poems with roots in his personal experience.

War & Peace is one of three TED Talks Live themes. The Education Revolution will run on November 1 and 2, and Science & Wonder will follow on November 5 and 6. Each night will be a thought-provoking mix of talks, performances and special surprises, hosted by author and comedian Baratunde Thurston.

TED Talks Live is funded by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, in partnership with TED and ITVS. Content from the events will air in three primetime specials on PBS in the spring of 2016.

A limited number of free and reduced tickets are available for veterans and active military.

Details and Tickets are available on the TED page

2015 Annual Meeting

All-Graham Meeting

free and open to the public

October 14, 6:00pm
55 Bethune Street, 3rd floor studio

We are delighted to open our doors for the organization’s fourth Annual All-Graham Meeting.

Join us for a recap of the 2014-15 season and offer your thoughts on the upcoming 90th anniversary.

Immediately followed by New@Graham at 7pm, featuring a preview of Mats Ek’s AXE.
(New@Graham tickets are $20 online, $25 at the door. The annual meeting is free; all are welcome.)

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The Annual All-Graham Meeting is free and open to the public

NEW@Graham

Rehearsal showing of Mats Ek’s AXE!

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A rehearsal showing of Mats Ek’s AXE

When:
October 13-14, 7:00pm

Where:
Martha Graham Studio Theater
55 Bethune Street, 11th Floor, NYC 10014
Phone: 212.229.9200 x30

Tickets:
$20 advance / $25 at door
Advance Tickets available through October 12.


The NEW@Graham series offers a look inside the creative process of new works commissioned by the Company.

Presenting two rehearsal showings of AXE, a new work created for the Company by internationally acclaimed choreographer Mats Ek. Based on Ek’s film of the same name, AXE is a duet that reflects upon the complexities of a long-term relationship.

The evening includes excerpts from the film, commentary by Artistic Director, Janet Eilber, and a conversation with principal dancers PeiJu Chien-Pott and Ben Shultz about the rehearsal process.

AXE premiered at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in August 2015, and will have its New York premiere at New York City Center in April 2016 as part of the Company’s 90th Anniversary celebration. 

Scholarship Bash + Benefit

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A Night For and With Young Graham Dancers

Hosted by Peggy Lyman Hayes

When:
Wednesday October 7
7:00-9:00PM

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


Unveiling our newly renovated theater facilities

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For those unable to attend the event, an Online Auction is now live!

Duets and Solos by Graham 2
Featuring the American premiere of
Le Faun était une Femme by Valérie Lacaze
danced by Graham Company dancer Charlotte Landreau

Presentation of the Pearl Lang and Armgard von Bardeleben Awards
and introduction of the new Ooi Meland International Accelerated Scholarship

All proceeds benefit Martha Graham School Scholarships

Wine provided by Brooklyn Oenology

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For more information please contact Amanda Hameline:
ahameline@marthagraham.org 212-229-9200 x25

 

VICE CHAIRS

Abby Meiselman and Kenneth Bloom
Richard Hayes and Peggy Lyman Hayes
Eng Kian Ooi
Inger K. Witter

 

SPONSORS

Gerald M. Appelstein
Mark and Lauren Booth
Donald J. Rose and Victoria Landon Rose
Judith G. and Herbert S. Schlosser
Ronald G. Targan
Lee L. Traub
Meryl and Chuck Witmer

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For those unable to attend the event, an Online Auction is now live!

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Support Martha Graham School Scholarships

through our Online Auction!

 
Even if you can’t make it to the Bash+Benefit, you can still help build our Scholarship Fund by bidding in the Online Auction! These one-of-a-kind items and experiences can’t be found elsewhere – and the auction closes in ten days. Your bids directly support the next generation of dance stars.


Auction closes October 8 at 1pm!


Check out these items online:

  • Trapeze School New York
    Flying Trapeze Class for Two
  • Desert Flower Art Book
    featuring Martha Graham Dancers
  • Lunch for two at Barbuto and
    Private Martha Graham Studio Showing
  • Season Photograph
    Signed by Principal Dancer Katherine Crockett
  • Season Photograph
    Signed by Principal Dancer PeiJu Chien-Pott
  • Healthy Living Package:
    lunch and a one-month yoga pass
  • Painting
    of Martha Graham Principal Dancer
  • Drawing
    of Martha Graham Principal Dancer
  • Pure Yoga
    Private Class for 20 people
  • Original Painting
    by Jonna Pedersen
  • Bowling Green, KY
    Invited Open Martha Graham Rehearsal
  • Photograph of
    Principal Dancer PeiJu Chien-Pott
  • Season Photograph
    Signed by Principal Dancer Abdiel Jacobsen
  • One Month Yoga Works Pass
  • Tickets and Backstage Pass to
    Martha Graham in Chapel Hill, NC
  • Tickets and Backstage Pass to
    Martha Graham in Purchase, NY
  • Tickets and Backstage Pass to
    Martha Graham in Los Angeles

View the entire auction online:


Or join us at the Bash+Benefit:

October 7th , 7:00-9:00pm
at the Martha Graham Studio Theater
55 Bethune Street, 11th Floor, NYC

All proceeds benefit Martha Graham School Scholarships

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For more information please contact Amanda Hameline:
ahameline@marthagraham.org 212-229-9200 x25

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August 19: GrahamDeconstructed

See Embattled Garden up close!

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Embattled Garden

When:
August 19, 7:00pm

Where:
Martha Graham Studio Theater
55 Bethune Street, 11th Floor, NYC 10014
Phone: 212.229.9200 x30

Tickets:
$20 advance / $25 at door
Tickets include a glass of wine.
Advance Tickets available through August 18.


The Graham Deconstructed series brings audiences behind the scenes for an intimate view of Graham’s masterworks. On August 19th, the Company will present Embattled Garden, Graham’s meditation on the strife of love told through an adapted story of Adam and Eve. Artistic Director Janet Eilber will contextualize the work through a spoken introduction and audiences will have the opportunity to meet and hear from the dancers after they perform.

Graham Deconstructed provides the rare opportunity for audiences to witness the workings of a great American modern dance company. Graham Deconstructed provides a glimpse of the artistic labor that goes on every day at the Martha Graham studios to preserve and augment Graham’s great legacy.

Auditions for Full-Time Program and Graham 2!!

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We’re hosting auditions for Graham 2 and the Full-Time Program at the Martha Graham School:

AUDITIONS FOR MALE AND FEMALE DANCERS

Auditions: June 27, 2015

Level 1 + 2
Level 3 + 4
Graham 2
10:30am – 11:30am
12:00pm – 1:00pm
1:30pm – 3:00pm

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

Registration opens at 10am.
Please arrive a half hour early to warm up and complete your paperwork.

Registration Fee: $10 cash at door (non-refundable)

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

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

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Level 1 + 2

  • All backgrounds welcome

Level 3 + 4 

  • Must have solid experience in Graham Technique
  • Must have strong ballet background

Graham 2

  • Auditions for Graham 2 are for advanced students only.
  • Must have solid experience in Graham Technique
  • Must have strong ballet background
  • Must be accepted into Full-Time Program by attending Level 3 + 4 audition

 

If you have any questions about the audition process or the full-time program, please call 212.229.9200 x34.

Photo: Martha Graham School student Anne Souder. Photo by Brigid Pierce.

Photo Credits: Hibbard Nash Photography