Martha Graham Intensives

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Mark your Calendar for the
Three-Week Winter Intensive:

Dec 29, 2014 – Jan 16, 2015

TO REGISTER:
Please complete the Winter Intensive Registration Form

NOTE: You may type your information into the PDF, but you will not be able to save this file.

To submit form, PRINT a copy of the completed form, and submit to:

Mail:   Martha Graham School, 55 Bethune Street, 11th floor, New York, NY 10014
Fax:   212-838-0339, or
Email:   info@marthagraham.org (advanced computer users may print to PDF)

Access the full Winter Intensive Class Schedule by clicking here!

Photo: Graham 2 performs Temptations of the Moon. Photo by Antonia K Miranda.

G2 2014 Season

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.

Reviews : Oberon’s Grove | Broadway World | NYC Dance StuffRoberta on the Arts 
 

 

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.
Marco Williams, Producer/Director, Hiptruth Productions

 

 

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.

 

Scroll down for casting information.

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

GrahamDeconstructed: Cave of the Heart

GrahamDeconstructed- Cave Jan 2013

Join us in the Studio Theater this January for GrahamDeconstructed: Cave of the Heart, an open rehearsal  of a 20th Century masterwork.  Premiered in 1946, Cave of the Heart, Graham’s abstract re-imagining of the Medea legend, was years in the  making. Details of the collaboration between Graham, the composer Samuel Barber and sculptor Isamu Noguchi will be illustrated with a performance of the work itself.

Casting: Miki Orihara as Medea, Tadej Brdnik as Jason, and Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch as The Chorus
Spoken introduction by Artistic Director Janet Eilber

Martha Graham Studio Theater
55 Bethune Street, 11th Floor  (at Washington Street) NYC

7:00 pm each night
Space for walk-ins is limited, but we welcome you!

You helped us Kickstart Graham!

Kickstarter Eblast WE DID IT
UPDATE: Thanks for your help. We reached the goal, and we are so grateful to our friends and supporters. This collaboration is going to be fantastic, and we cannot wait to bring it to the stage!
Yes, we’re doing it too — launching a grassroots fundraising effort on Kickstarter.  

All of us at Graham are so enthusiastic about the opportunity to work with internationally acclaimed choreographer Nacho Duato that we are determined to help find the needed support.

Hear the details from our dancers:  http://bit.ly/kickstartgraham

It’s risky to create new art and an expensive proposition. But if we can raise seed money from hundreds of small donations, we think it will inspire others.

The dancers have come up with many creative rewards to give you access to their rehearsal process — even if you are on the other side of the world.  

Our Kickstarter campaign runs for only 30 days. 

We hope you will be part of it!

Janet Eilber Signature

Surreal Graham: Herodiade and Spectre-1914 part of Performa 13

Surreal Graham Performa13

Monday evening availability limited to wait list at the door. Tickets at the door are cash only, $20 each.  

SAVE THE DATE –  January 21-23 is your next opportunity to see Graham dancers in the Martha Graham Studio Theater

GRAHAM DECONSTRUCTED: CAVE OF THE HEART Join us in the Studio Theater this January for another inside look ar a 20th Century masterwork. Premiered in 1947, Cave of the Heart, Graham’s abstract re-imagined of the Medea legend, was years in the making. Details of the collaboration between Graham, the composer Samuel Barber and sculptor Isamu Noguchi will be illustrated with a performance of the work itself.  The cast will include Miki Orihara as Medea,  Tadej Brdnik as Jason, Xiaochuan Xie as The Princess, and Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch as the Chorus.

Tuesday, November 19, 6:30 pm (SOLD OUT) Featuring art historian Mary Ann Caws

Wednesday, November 20, 6:30 pm (SOLD OUT)

Thursday, November 21, 6:30 pm (SOLD OUT)

Monday, November 25, 7:00 pm (SOLD OUT) See above about the waitlist

Martha Graham Studio Theater, 11th Floor, Westbeth, 55 Bethune Street, NY, NY 10014
Tickets $20 (includes a glass of wine)
Was Martha Graham a Surrealist? The Martha Graham Dance Company will present an intimate look at two seminal Graham masterworks created during the height of the Surrealist movement. Principal dancers Miki Orihara and Katherine Crockett will dance the rarely-performed Herodiade (1944).  Originally titled The Mirror Before Me, this dance has an evocative set by Isamu Noguchi and music by Paul Hindemith.  Crockett will also perform the iconic solo Spectre-1914 from 1936 — the same year MoMA presented “Fantastic Art, Dada and Surrealism.” Archival footage of Graham herself in both dances will be shown. Top art historian, Mary Ann Caws (opening night only),  as well as Graham Artistic Director, Janet Eilber, will frame each dance with commentary on possible Surrealist connections.  The hour-long event in the Martha Graham Studio Theater at Westbeth is part of the GrahamDeconstructed series. The $20 ticket includes a glass of wine and Q&A with the artists.
ABOUT PERFORMA 13
Performa 13 is the only biennial dedicated to commissioning, presenting and exploring new visual art performance across disciplines. For three weeks, November 1 – 24, 2013, Performa and a consortium of innovative organizations will band together to transform New York City into an international platform for celebrating live art. More information at performa-arts.org.
Photo Credits: Hibbard Nash Photography