Graham 2 Season

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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

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