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Master class with guest choreographer Andonis Foniadakis
Saturday, March 22, 2014
$30 Master class
$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.
Contact Tadej Brdnik at tbrdnik@marthag
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.
Friday, March 21, 8:00 pm
World Premiere, Echo by Andonis Foniadakis
Maple Leaf Rag
Thursday March 20 and Saturday, March 22, both at 8:00 pm
World Premiere, Depak Ine, Nacho Duato
The Rite of Spring
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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
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!
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!
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.
Watch a sneak preview of an early rehearsal:
Please join us on Wednesday, October 16th at the Martha Graham School Scholarship Luncheon at the Scandinavia House in New York City. We are thrilled to be honoring Peggy Lyman Hayes, who this year celebrates her 40th Anniversary with Martha Graham. The Luncheon is an important annual benefit event for the School, with proceeds supporting the School’s Scholarship Fund. For more information, please contact Amanda Hameline at (212) 229-9200, 25.
For more information, please contact Amanda Hameline at (212) 229-9200, 25.
Our NEW@Graham initiative supports the creation of new works for the Graham dancers by some of the top artists working in dance and theater today. Your support comes with special access to the artists and the creative process, as a brand new dance takes shape and finds its unique voice.
|Support NEW@Graham, and we’ll thank you with VIP reserved seating at the Company’s upcoming performances at SummerStage.|
Your total donation is tax deductible!
SELECT A GIFT FROM YEAR-ROUND NEW@Graham SPECIAL EVENTS
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Interested in being a catalyst for this creative work? Join us as a commissioner at the $15,000 to $50,000 level. Credit for your commissioning support will be celebrated in print every time we perform the work.
We’re pleased to announce that Nacho Duato will be returning to our studios February 17, 2014, to create a new work for six to eight dancers. As details of the project emerge — from the casting and choreography to costume and lighting design — they will be shared with NEW@Graham supporters. You can be part of this process from the beginning stages.
Nacho Duato is one of the most renown contemporary ballet choreographers of his time. He was the Artistic Director of Compañía Nacional de Danza in Madrid Spain from 1990- 2010, transforming the company into one of the most successful touring ensembles in the world. Mr. Duato became the Artistic Director of Mikhailovsky Ballet Theater in 2011, and it has recently been announced that he will become the Artistic Director of Staatsballetts Berlin, and stay with Mikhailovsky as a choreographer in residence.
In early 2013 Nacho created Rust (see photo above), a dance for five of our male dancers. The creative process stretched our dancers into a rangy new dance vocabulary under the guidance of one of the greatest choreographers working today. The audiences — from early showings to the premiere performances – found the work to be engrossing, profound and to reveal new aspects of the Graham experience. Nacho himself was so appreciative of the process and outcome that he suggested a second collaboration. Your support will help us fulfill the great potential of this next creation!
NEW ANDONIS FONIADAKIS PROJECT
Andonis Foniadakis arrives in our Westbeth studios to begin work on a new dance September 30, 2013. The dance, connecting to our season theme of “Myth and Transformation,” will draw inspiration from the Greek myth of Narcissus and Echo. The creative team will include a cast of six to eight Graham dancers, costume designer Tassos Sofroniou, lighting designer Clifton Taylor, and composer Julien Tarride. Your support is essential to launch this creation! NEW@Graham showings will be offered in mid-October. Your front row seat will give you unique insight into the artist’s intentions.
Andonis Foniadakis grew up in the small city of Ierapetra in the south part of island Crete in Greece. He began his dance training with Niki Papadaki at the local dance school of his city. As a freelance choreographer he has collaborated with: Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Geneva Ballet, Lyon Opera Ballet, Dansgroep Amsterdam, Benjamin Millepied Dance Company USA, Dansgroep Amsterdam, and many more. He created his own dance company Apotosoma in 2003, and his work has been shown in France, Greece, Italy, Finland, Luxembourg, England, and the USA
Our dancers worked with Andonis in some “get to know you” workshops in late June while we were performing in Greece.
20 YEARS OF NEW WORK AT GRAHAM:
2013: Richard Move
2012: Lar Lubovitch
2011: Bulareyaung Pagarlava
2010: Ann Bogart and SITI Company
2009: Bulareyaung Pagarlava
2007: Aszure Barton
2005: Martha Clark
1999: Susan Stroman
1995: Robert Wilson
1993: Pascal Rioult