Licensing

The incomparable repertoire of Martha Graham is available to professional dance companies and universities for licensing.

Professional Productions   •   College and University Productions   •   High School Productions
University Partners Showcase   •   Archival Materials

 

Organizations that license a Graham work have access to resources including:

  • A Graham Master Teacher (if your company does not include a Graham artist)
  • Martha Graham Toolkit ® (rehearsal videos and audio, staging notes, and more)
  • Rental costumes from the original Martha Graham designs, or
    costume design and construction consultation
  • Lighting and technical consultation
  • Performance quality audio
  • Contact information for obtaining music rights
  • Original program notes and credits
  • Dramatic archival photos, publications and educational materials


Professional Productions

Professional dance companies around the world have licensed Martha Graham masterworks. The Martha Graham Licensing and Resources Department will customize licensing projects geared toward your company’s needs, and will provide support to ensure reconstructions and performances of the highest artistic quality and authenticity.

For details, visit our Professional Productions page or email Suzy Upton.

College and University Productions

More than 100 colleges and universities have staged reconstructions of Martha Graham’s renowned choreography. Student productions, which can be geared to beginning, intermediate and advanced dancers, couple classroom studies in the Martha Graham Technique with performances of her revolutionary choreography. This unique opportunity for students allows them to gain deeper understanding of Graham’s pioneering movement vocabulary by experiencing its world-renowned expressive power onstage.

For details, visit our Student Productions page or email Suzy Upton.

High School Productions

Special consideration is given to qualified high schools considering licensing a Martha Graham work.

For details, visit our High School Productions page or email Suzy Upton.

University Partners Showcase

Planning is underway for our third University Partners Showcase. As part of the Martha Graham Dance Company’s 2015 New York Season, students from select national dance training programs will come to New York City to perform at The Joyce Theater. Student dancers will perform Graham classics in conjunction with the company’s Shape and Design season. Past UPS performances have sold-out!

For details, visit our UPS page or email Suzy Upton.

Archival Materials

Martha Graham Licensing and Resources welcomes donations of historic and archival material related to Martha Graham. Past donations have included programs, photographs, films, personal collections, books, magazines and correspondence. Donations are tax-deductible.

For details, visit our Archival Materials page or email Suzy Upton.