University Partners Showcase

University Students steal the stage from Martha Graham Dance Company. 
2017 University Partners Showcase  ⋅  The Joyce Theater, New York City  ⋅  February 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Funded by The Harkness Foundation for Dance

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!

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A Taste of the UPS Experience:

“It was such a joy to watch our dancers rise to the occasion in a Graham work, in New York City, onstage at the Joyce.”
– Susan Stowe, Chair, Department of Dance, Point Park Conservatory of Performing Arts

“Participating in your first University Partners Showcase was both an honor and a thrill. The educational experience and opportunity this afforded our students was invaluable. I feel certain they will reflect upon it for the rest of their lives. Congratulations on bringing your fantastic idea to fruition.”
– Mary Harney, Artist-in-Residence, Skidmore College

“If by studying and performing a Graham masterwork, these students have learned something about themselves, having given more of themselves emotionally as well as physically than they may have thought possible, that’s a lesson that will stay with them and inform their lives, whether or not they go on to become professional dancers.”
– Janet Eilber, Artistic Director, Martha Graham Dance Company

2012; CART; dance; student, Works A Foot

Why Participate in University Partners Showcase?

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University Partners Showcase 2013

Franklin and Marshall College performs Celebration, Montclair State University performs Night Journey, New World School of the Arts performs Adorations, Adelphi University performs Acts of Light, and Sarah Lawrence College performs Primitive Mysteries.

First Showcase
Second Showcase
March 17, 2012
in conjunction with the Company’s 2012 season:
Inner Landscape
2012 Participants included:

The Hartt School Dark Meadow Suite
New World School of the Arts Prelude to Action
Skidmore College Steps in the Street
Point Park University Heretic
Interlochen Arts Academy Panorama
University of Arizona On My Mother’s Side
Graham 2 Diversion of Angels

February 23, 2013
in conjunction with the Company’s 2013 season:
Myth and Transformation
2013 Participants included:

Franklin and Marshall College Celebration
Montclair State University Night Journey Chorus
New World School of the Arts Adorations
Graham 2 Rite of Spring
Adelphi University Helios
Sarah Lawrence College Primitive Mysteries
All-City Panorama Panorama





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