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

Silent Auction
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!

Scholarship Auction

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Scholarship Auction

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.

Register Now for Summer Intensives

Mark your Calendar for the Summer Intensives!!

6 Week

Adult Summer Intensive

June 22 – July 31, 2015

1 Week

Teacher Workshop

June 29 – July 3, 2015

4 Week

Teens Summer Intensive

July 6 – July 31, 2015

 
 

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Download the Brochure and Full Schedule for more information.

Our six-week adult intensive includes:
– Graham Technique
– Repertory
– Composition
– Partnering
– Gyrokinesis
…and more!

Students may choose which weeks and how many to attend!

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)

To register, please complete the Registration Form, and submit to:

Mail:   Martha Graham School, 55 Bethune Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10014
Fax:   Virginie Mecene, 212.838.0339, or
Scan and Email:   info@marthagraham.org

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Download the Full Schedule for more information.

This one-week workshop is open to a wide range of teachers who are currently teaching the Martha Graham Technique and wish to deepen their level of expertise. The intensive will provide a thorough review of the basic exercises from the Floor Work and the Standing and Traveling sections while highlighting the connections between each of them. Tips on how to introduce or adapt the technique to a wide range of students will be shared as well as creative ways to construct a class.

The Teacher Workshop will take place at the Martha Graham School, at 55 Bethune Street, 11th Floor, NYC, 10014.

To register, please complete the Registration Form, and submit to:

Mail:   Martha Graham School, 55 Bethune Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10014
Fax:   Virginie Mecene, 212.838.0339, or
Scan and Email:   info@marthagraham.org

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Download the Brochure and Full Schedule for more information.

This 4-week intensive includes:
-Graham Technique
-Repertory
-Composition
-Intro to Paul Taylor Technique
-Intro to Merce Cunningham Technique
… and more

All classes will take place at 316 East 63rd Street, Lower leveL, NYC, 10065.

To register, please complete the Registration Form, and submit to:

Mail:   Martha Graham School, 55 Bethune Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10014
Fax:   Tami Alesson, 212.838.0339, or
Scan and Email:   youngartists@marthagraham.org

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Photo Credits: Graham 2 dancers Anja Zwetti and Alexandre Balmain in Robert Cohan’s “Forrest,” photo by Antonia K. Miranda; Graham 2 Artistic Director Virginie Mécène teaching Graham students, photo by Brigid Pierce; Teens student in performance, photo by Chris Nass.

Get Your Graham 2 Tickets!

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2015 New York Season

May 28 – 31


When:
May 28, 7:30pm (see Benefit, below)
May 29 – May 31, 8:00pm

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

Program:
Diversion of Angels ∙ Heretic ∙ Lamentation ∙ Selections from Night Chant
Steps in the Street ∙ Satyric Festival Song ∙ Blanca Li’s Turning Point

Tickets:
General: $20 advance / $25 at door
Students: $15 advance / $20 at door
Advance Tickets available through May 27.


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Graham 2 Benefit

Honoring Diane Gray


When:
May 28, 2015 – 7:30 pm 

Where:
Martha Graham Studio Theater
55 Bethune Street, 11th Floor, NYC 10014
Phone: 212.229.9200 x14

Program:
Diversion of Angels ∙ Heretic ∙ Lamentation ∙ Selections from Night Chant
Steps in the Street ∙ Satyric Festival Song ∙ Blanca Li’s Turning Point
The evening will feature a film on Diane Gray by Nancy Stevens.

Opening Night Benefit and Special Guest
The May 28th performance will be followed with a benefit event, honoring special guest, Diane Gray, a distinguished alumna of the School and Dance Company. Ms. Gray was a Principal Dancer for the Company for 16 years, and an inspiring leader of the School for 14 years. She touched many generations of students who are tremendously thankful to her.

Benefit Tickets:
$80 (includes ticket to performance)


2015 Company Auditions!

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

Click here to register!

AUDITIONS FOR MALE AND FEMALE DANCERS

Auditions May 2-3, 2015

May 2
 
 
Pre-Audition Class
Registration
Audition
9:00am – 10:30am
10:30am – 11:30am
11:30am – 5:30pm
May 3 Callbacks 11:00am – 5:30pm

 
Pre-Audition Workshop April 29 – May 1 (FULL)
 
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.

INITIAL WORK PERIOD:  Dancers must be available for rehearsals beginning as early as June 2015. 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 (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 1 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 2015 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.
  • All dancers must bring a photo with resume to the audition.

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 2015 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 a photo with resume to the audition.
AUDITION AND WORKSHOP FEES

  • Audition Registration Fee: $25
    (Current AGMA members pay no fee).
     
  • Pre-Audition Class (May 2): $17
    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 Advanced Graham Technique or Graham Technique Refresher. Workshop Fee includes $25 Audition Registration Fee.
     
  • Additional Technique Class: $20
    For those wishing to take both technique classes: Advanced Graham Technique and Graham Technique Refresher.
     

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 2015 AUDITION

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Photo Credits: Hibbard Nash Photography