TO OUR GRAHAM COMMUNITY…
While we are all staying apart, all of us at Graham want to find ways to be together.
We’ll be posting daily updates to this page with special viewing opportunities of all things Graham on our Instagram, FaceBook, YouTube Channel and more. Please watch this space and stay in virtual touch!
We look forward to seeing you daily, be in good health,
Janet Eilber, Artistic Director
Please consider a contribution to the Company and School to help us through this challenging time. Thank you for your ongoing support.
Join us LIVE for an interactive viewing experience presented by the Graham Archives, hosted by Janet Eilber and featuring special guests!
THIS WEEK: Birth of the Modern: Martha Graham’s Revolution
In the late 1920s, Martha Graham’s radical ideas for dance burst on the scene. In a dance world that was filled with swans, princesses and escapist exotica, Graham brought stark, geometric reality to the stage.
We’ll screen two seminal modernist works from this transformational moment in dance, Heretic (1929) starring Martha herself, and Primitive Mysteries (1931) featuring footage from 1964 and 2017.
NEXT SHOWING: SATURDAY, JUNE 6 at 2:30pm (est) on our YouTube Channel!
GRAHAM ONLINE CLASSES FOR ALL
All of us at Graham want to make dancing with Graham accessible to all. During these difficult times, it’s even more important to have the beauty and inspiration of movement in our lives. Let’s dance together while apart to invigorate our bodies, our energy, our expression and to feel connected to each other through the universal language of dance.
“The instrument through which the dance speaks is also the instrument through which life is lived – the human body.” -Martha Graham
THE INSTA-GRAHAM CHALLENGE
We want to see all the creative and unexpected ways you can come up with to use one (or more!) of the 19 Poses to perform an everyday task. Post your creation to social media with hashtags: #19poses and #marthagraham. We’ll repost the top submissions on the @marthagrahamdance Instagram account and send our 5 favorites a gift bag of Graham swag!
Click below for full guidelines and to learn more about the 19 Poses for the 19th Amendment!
The Martha Graham Dance Company has been a world leader in the evolving art form of modern dance since its founding in 1926.
The Company embraces a new vision that showcases masterpieces by Graham alongside newly commissioned works by contemporary artists. With programs that offer a rich thematic narrative, the Company creates new platforms for contemporary dance and multiple points of access for audiences.
Since its inception, the Martha Graham Dance Company has received international acclaim from audiences in more than 50 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Russia, and the Middle East.
The Martha Graham School is the oldest professional school of dance in the United States and the only one primarily focused on the Martha Graham Technique and repertory. Classes are taught by faculty who are current or former members of the Martha Graham Dance Company, and who trained with Martha Graham herself or with her first-generation acolytes.
Full-time programs are offered for intermediate and advanced pre-professional students seeking excellent training in the Martha Graham Technique and repertory along with theory, pedagogy and related disciplines.
The Martha Graham School offers Intensive Programs for adults and teens, specifically designed for students and professionals who are unable to attend the Martha Graham School year-round or who wish to progress rapidly in the Martha Graham Technique.
The Martha Graham School’s leading educational outreach program, Teens@Graham, offers aspiring dancers ages 13-18 the opportunity to improve vocational skills and academic performance through study of the Graham Technique, composition, and repertory.
Graham 2 is a pre-professional dance company drawn from 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; and to be a springboard for young dancers to enter the professional dance world.