Acclaimed choreographer Nacho Duato will create a new work for the Martha Graham Dance Company in 2013. Commissioned by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a part of the Company’s Myth and Transformation program, the piece will feature music by Arvo Pärt and will premiere on the same program as Martha Graham’s newly reconstructed The Rite of Spring. Wendy Whelan, principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, will join the Graham Company as guest artist for these performances on April 26-27, 2013, which conclude the Carolina Performing Arts celebration “The Rite of Spring at 100.”
The Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance will hold its annual Scholarship Luncheon on October 11, 2012 at Scandinavia House. We will be honoring Board President Inger K. Witter for her outstanding dedication to the Martha Graham School. Please contact Suzanne Flanagan at email@example.com for tickets and more information. Click here for the reply card.
The Young Artists Program of the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance is open by audition to talented student dancers ages 13-17 of all backgrounds from public and private schools throughout the New York City region. Students will receive comprehensive dance instruction in the Graham Technique, Ballet, Creative Workshops and performance opportunities. Plus much more!
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Register now for the Children’s Program. Children from 6 to 9 and from 9 to 12 study in a creative way in a non competitive atmosphere where they will develop their imagination, body coordination, and musicality- all leading to higher self-esteem and increased body awareness. The program starts September 8th - Each Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30AM.
Our full-time programs offer a rich array of classes including Repertory, Acting, Composition, Music, Anatomy, Dance History, Ballet, and of course the Martha Graham Technique taught by experienced Graham performers. The Martha Graham School is the only school focusing primarily on the Martha Graham Technique where students from all over the world come to study.
The Martha Graham School’s 2012 Summer Intensive began on Monday, June 25th. Classes are held in both our East 63rd Street former home and our new space at Westbeth. Please check the schedule to find out where your class will take place. We are thrilled to welcome so many wonderful students from all over the world to the School to study the Graham Technique.
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We would like to thank all of you for helping to save the Teens@Graham in-school partnership program with Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts in Harlem. The teaching artists, staff and students could not be happier! We cannot wait to start a new semester this fall. Check out our progress here! You made it happen, and we could not be more appreciative. We look forward to sending rewards to our backers!
Graham II’s 2012 New York Season will be held June 13-16 at the Martha Graham Center’s new home at Westbeth- the first official event in the new space. The program features choreography by Martha Graham, Christopher Dolder, Oliver Tobin, Ashley Whitson and Ying Xin.
On Thursday, June 14th a special gala performance will celebrate renowned Company alumna Helen McGehee and distinguished musician Reed Hansen. Speakers will include Mary Hinkson and Peggy Lyman Hayes. A reception will follow. Gala admission tickets are $60. All shows are at 8PM.
All other performance tickets
$20 General Admission
$12 Students with valid ID
To reserve tickets in advance please call (212) 838-5886 ext. 201. There will also be tickets available at the door, however seating is limited. Performances will take place at 55 Bethune Street, 11th Floor.
Ten members of the Martha Graham Dance Company are featured in the casts of The Bacchae by Euripides and Prometheus Bound by Sophocles as part of Festival Internazionale del Teatro classico dei giovani in Siracusa, Italy. The classic Greek tragedies will be performed on alternating evenings from May 11 through June 30 in the ancient amphitheater where they would have been originally produced. The Graham style staging and choreography was created by Graham Company artistic director, Janet Eilber, in collaboration with Antonio Calenda, director of The Bacchae, and Claudio Longhi, director of Prometheus Bound. The staging also includes some quotes from classic Graham choreography. The premiere of each production inspired standing ovations from the over 8000 people in attendance.
The cast of Euripides’ The Bacchae — including ten dancers of the Graham Company led by Blakeley White-McGuire — performing at the International Festival of Classic Greek Theater in Siracusa, Italy
The Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance has leased the Westbeth studios, former home of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Check out the links below for more information about the big move.
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