GrahamDeconstructed: Clytemnestra Act 2

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GrahamDeconstructed: Clytemnestra Act 2

 
Tuesday and Wednesday, October 4-5, at 7pm

Martha Graham Studio Theater
55 Bethune Street, 11th floor

 
Graham’s masterpiece of contemporary theater and her only full-evening work, the characters and tragedy of the Trojan War resonate with today’s themes. Music: Halim El Dahm – Set: Isamu Noguchi – Costumes: Graham and Helen McGehee – Dancer in this clip: Fang-Yi Sheu. (1958)

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.

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About the Graham Studio Series

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The Martha Graham Dance Company welcomes guests, patrons and fans into its West Village studios for intimate performances along with a glass of wine. The 2016-2017 Season the Company will host eleven performances, under the themes: GrahamDeconstructed, NEW@Graham, and Shoot the Dancers. For the first time ever, we have made the full Studio Series available as a season package.

GrahamDeconstructed

A unique opportunity to view great Graham works up close and hear about the artistic and historical context of their creation from Artistic Director Janet Eilber. The program offers a glimpse of the artistic labor that goes on every day at the Martha Graham studios to preserve and augment Martha Graham’s great legacy.


NEW@Graham

Introducing the audience to the Company’s newest commissions, by offering a sneak-peek of the work before its premiere. After each performance, Artistic Director Janet Eilber hosts a conversation with the commissioned choreographer and the audience.


Shoot the Dancers

Audiences are invited to learn the secrets behind the images of leading dance photographers. Following a conversation with the artists, the Company takes the stage. The audience is invited to take out their own cameras and catch the Graham dancers in motion.

 
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Photo: Katherine Crockett in Martha Graham’s Clytemnestra. Photo by Hibbard Nash Photography.

Announcing the Graham Master Series

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Train with dancers from the Company
and studios around the country!

July 11-15 10:30am – 12:30pm Jacqulyn Buglisi
July 18-22 10:30am – 12:30pm Steve Rooks
July 25-29 10:30am – 12:30pm Tadej Brdnik
August 1-5 10:30am – 12:30pm Denise Vale


Advanced Students Only.

Graham Master Series classes feature Advanced Graham Technique.
 

Register for the Summer Intensive or sign up for the Master Series classes alone!

$30 – for a single Master Series class
$50 – for two classes with one instructor
$195 – for a full week with one instructor

Register in person or contact 212-229-9200, ext 34.

 
Martha Graham Studio
55 Bethune Street, 11th floor

Photo: Janet Eilber teaching a Graham Master Series class. Photo by Julian Zentner.

Martha Graham School Intensive Programs

The School offers Intensive Programs for adults and teens,
as well as special programing for professional dancers.

December 27 – January 13

2016-17 Winter Intensive

 

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Graham Technique – The Martha Graham Technique™ is based on the core power of Graham’s signature contraction and release. The Technique promotes strength, stamina, and self-expression and serves as a foundation for excellence in many styles of dance. 

Graham Repertory – The study of Graham’s classic choreography offers students a deeper understanding of Graham’s expressive style as well as practice in valuable performance techniques.

Composition – This exploration of dance-making guides students in creating movement phrases, discovering their own artistic voice, and developing a personal ‘toolbox’ of choreographic techniques.  

Ballet – Ballet training at the Martha Graham School focuses on the individual student’s abilities. The classes are structured to enhance and support the study of the Graham Technique.

Also Offering
 – Gyrokinesis, Open Classes, Contemporary, Master Classes

Classes will take place at our Westbeth studios:
55 Bethune Street, 11th and 3rd Floors, NYC, 10014

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
Scan and Email:   info@marthagraham.org

Download the full brochure

Photo: Martha Graham School dancers Antonio Cangiano and Leon Cobb. Photo by Brigid Pierce.

Graham 2 New York Season

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Join us for the

2016 Graham 2 Season

 

Opening Night Benefit

June 2, 7:30pm

Performance + Reception
Honoring special guest Patricia Birch

For information and tickets, view Opening Night Benefit.

June 3 – 5, 8:00pm

Program includes: Maple Leaf Rag,
Plain of Prayer excerpt, “Lament” from Acts of Light,
selections from Night Journey, The Puritan Duet,

Guest Choreographer Amanda Kreglow’s In the Mist of Dying

…and the world premiere of Cyclical Journey by Virginie Mécène


Tickets:
General: $25 advance / $30 at door
Students: $15 advance / $20 at door

Opening Night Benefit: $80

Location:
Martha Graham Studio Theater
55 Bethune Street 11th floor,
New York, New York 10014

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June 2, 7:30

Opening Night Benefit
Performance + Reception
Honoring special guest Patricia Birch


Pat American choreographer and director Pat Birch began her career as a soloist dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, in Agnes De Mille revivals, and in West Side Story. She is a two time Emmy Award-winning, was honored by the Fred & Adele Astaire Awards, Rosie’s Theater Kids and is a 5-time Tony Award nominee for her choreography of the original Broadway productions of Grease, A Little Night Music, Over Here!, Pacific Overtures, Candide and Parade. She has directed and choreographed music videos for Cyndi Lauper, the Rolling Stones, and Carly Simon, and has choreographed numbers on Saturday Night Live as well as Boardwalk Empire.

Workshop with Linda Hodes

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Workshop with Linda Hodes

 

Monday, May 23 – Friday, May 27
10:50am – 12:20pm

$100 for full series
$25 per class


Martha Graham Studio Theater
55 Bethune Street, 11th Floor

Linda Hodes started her dance training with Martha Graham at the age of nine. She was a dancer in that company for 15 years, dancing both Eve and Lillith in Embattled Garden, Cassandra in Clytemnestra, Joan in Seraphic Dialogue, both the Red Girl and the White Girl in Diversion of Angels, and many other roles.
She has appeared on and off Broadway in various productions.

In 1964 she moved to Israel where she was a founding member of the Batsheva Dance Company. There she had the privilege of working with such diverse choreographers as Jerome Robbins,Glen Tetley, John Cranko, Tally Beatty, Donald McKayle, and Anna Sokolow. She directed the company for two years before returning to New York to work again with the Graham Company as Rehearsal Director, and as the Director of the Graham School.

In 1975 she was named Associate Artistic Director of the Company. She held that position until 1992.

Linda has been a Rehearsal Director for Nederlands Dans Theater, and Rioult Dance Company. She has taught at the Graham School, The Neighborhood Playhouse,The Juillard School, The American Dance Festival, The Batsheva Studio, and The Rubin Academy in Jerusalem.

Recently she staged Diversion of Angels for Paul Taylor’s 2016 New York season.

Photo: Linda Hodes as Cassandra in Martha Graham’s Clytemnestra.

Teens@Graham and Brooklyn Youth Music Project

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Teens@Graham Showcase

 
featuring

Brooklyn Youth Music Project

Saturday May 21, 3pm and 7pm
Sunday May 22, 6pm

Performances by:

Young Artists Program
with Brooklyn Youth Music Project

All-City Panorama Project

Talent Unlimited High School

General Admission: $15 in advance, $20 at door
Students: $10 in advance, $15 at door (student ID required)
Premium Reserved Seating: $25 (in advance only)


Martha Graham Studio Theater
55 Bethune Street, 11th Floor

Photo of Teens@Graham dancers and musicians from Brooklyn Youth Music Project by Brigid Pierce.

2016 Company Auditions!

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Martha Graham Dance Company is hosting Auditions for male and female dancers

Martha Graham Dance Company will hold a Pre-Audition Workshop, May 11-13, and Auditions, May 14-15, 2016. The Company seeks strong dancers with a command of Graham Technique and ballet. Core dancers are guaranteed 30 weeks of work per year, and are members of the American Guild of Musical Artists AFL-CIO.
Register Now!

For more information about the Pre-Audition Workshop, please click here.

AUDITIONS FOR MALE AND FEMALE DANCERS

Auditions May 14 – 15, 2016

May 14
 
 
Pre-Audition Class
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9:30am – 11:00am
11:00am – 12:00am
12:00pm – 6:00pm
May 15 Callbacks 12:00pm – 6:00pm

 
Pre-Audition Workshop May 11-13
 
Martha Graham Studio Theater, Westbeth, 55 Bethune St, 11th Fl, New York, NY 10014

The Martha Graham Dance Company is seeking strong dancers with a broad range of current performance techniques, ballet as well as the Graham Technique. The Company guarantees 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.

NOTE:  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 (non-refundable)

  • Registration fee is not required for current members of AGMA
  • Registration fee is not required for participants in the Pre-Audition Workshop
  • Pre-Register by by 11:59pm on May 13 to guarantee a space at the audition.  Admission at the door will be limited to space availability.

Register online!

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

WOMEN: Hiring women at AGMA apprentice level or level appropriate to experience.

  • Must be experienced in a range of current dance techniques, ballet as well as have some experience in the Martha Graham Technique.
  • Must be available for rehearsals in June 2016 and for international travel with no passport or visa restrictions.
  • Dancers should arrive warmed-up, hair tied back completely, in dance wear without baggy warm-up clothes.  Make-up is recommended.

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, ballet as well as have some experience in the Martha Graham Technique.
  • Must be available for rehearsals beginning June 2016 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.
AUDITION AND WORKSHOP FEES

  • Audition Registration Fee: $25
    Current AGMA members pay no fee.
     
  • Pre-Audition Class (May 2): $18
    Class Fee does not include Audition Registration Fee.
     
  • Pre-Audition Workshop:
    – 3 days: $180
        ($110 for full-time Graham Students ONLY)
    – 1 day:   $80       ($55 for full-time Graham Students ONLY)
    For Current Repertory and either Graham Technique III or IV or Graham Technique Refresher. Workshop Fee includes $25 Audition Registration Fee.
     
  • Additional Graham Technique Class:
    – $50 ALL 3 classes
    Single Additional Graham Technique class can be purchased on the day of at the studio

    For those wishing to take both technique classes: Advanced Graham Technique and Graham Technique Refresher.
     

  • Ballet (Add-on)
    – $50 ALL 3 classes
    Single Ballet class can be purchased on the day of at the studio.

Please note: All Audition and Workshop Registration fees are non-refundable.

Click here to register!

AGMA Members: To register, please email Tadej Brdnik at tbrdnik@marthagraham.org

For additional information contact Tadej Brdnik: tbrdnik@marthagraham.org, with subject 2016 AUDITION

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90th Anniversary Slideshow

 
We hope you enjoyed our 90th anniversary season as much as we did!

Here are some highlights from our performances at New York City Center, and our 90th Anniversary Gala:

Blakeley White-McGuire and Lorenzo Pagano in Martha Graham's Night Journey.
Paris Opera Ballet Étoile Aurélie Dupont in Martha Graham's Appalachian Spring.
PeiJu Chien-Pott and Ben Schultz in Mats Ek's AXE.
Leslie Andrea Williams and Abdiel Jacobsen in Martha Graham's Cave of the Heart.
Xin Ying and the Martha Graham Dance Company in Pontus Lidberg's Woodland.
Martha Graham Dance Company in Steps in the Street.
Leslie Andrea Williams in Marie Chouinard's Inner Resources.
Inger Witter and Abdiel Jacobsen dance it out at the 90th Anniversary Gala.
Martha Graham Dance Company and guest artists take a final bow after the 90th anniversary season.

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Martha Graham : We the People

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Martha Graham : We the People

with
Teens@Graham / All-City Panorama Project
Martha Graham School
Graham 2
and
Special Guest Blakeley White-McGuire
(Principal Dancer – Martha Graham Dance Company)

Thursday, April 21 + Friday, 22, 2016
7:30pm

Martha Graham Studio Theater
55 Bethune Street, 11th Floor

$20 – in advance, $25 at door

$10 – students, $15 at door *student ID required

Sold Out – Wait List only available at the door.


We continue our “The Next 90” celebration with two special performances that highlight Martha Graham’s dances from 1920’s and 30’s, under the theme of social activism.

Special guest, Blakeley White-McGuire (Principal Dancer – Martha Graham Dance Company) will join the students from the Martha Graham School, Teens@Graham and Graham 2.

Ticket buyers will enjoy a glass of wine during the presentation.

Photo of Jacob Larsen, Raymond Hinds and Ricardo Barrett in Martha Graham’s “Celebration” by Brigid Pierce.

Photo Credits: Hibbard Nash Photography

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