The Martha Graham Dance Company has been a world leader in the evolving art form of modern dance since its founding in 1926.

Today, 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.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Subscribe to our Patreon for exclusive access to our Summer ‘Martha Matinees’ Series, weekly videos from our dancers, rarely seen gems from our archives, and much more.

All Martha Matinees feature LIVE CHAT with Artistic Director Janet Eilber and Archives Director Oliver Tobin!

JULY 10

MARTHA MATINEES

Appalachian Spring

A screening of films celebrating the iconic 20th Century masterwork:

• Aaron Copland talks about Appalachian Spring

• ‘Appalachian Spring’ at 75 – a montage of generations of dancers

Appalachian Springa complete performance by the original cast! This is a silent film that will be accompanied by a later recording of the music

Saturday, July 10 at 2:30pm ET
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AUGUST 7

MARTHA MATINEES

Every Soul is a Circus

The complete Every Soul is a Circus starring Martha Graham, Erick Hawkins, and Merce Cunningham!

A recording of Paul Nordoff’s score has been added to this beautifully restored, silent film from the 1940s.

Saturday, August 7 at 2:30pm ET
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SEPTEMBER 11

MARTHA MATINEES

Night Journey Annotated by Martha Graham

A 2016 performance of Night Journey starring Blakely White-McGuire and Lorenzo Pagano.

This stunning, full-length performance will be deconstructed scene by scene with evocative annotations by Martha Graham, written as she created this dance.
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Saturday, September 11 at 2:30pm ET
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Our Summer Special – available now through Labor Day!

GrahamFest95 – Now On-Demand!

Our three-day 95th Anniversary celebration – featuring timeless Graham works alongside dances by contemporary choreographers Kyle Abraham, Sir Robert Cohan, Elisa Monte, Richard Move, Nicolas Paul, and Troy Schumacher. These performances include the extraordinary Graham Company collaborations with Hauser & Wirth artists Rita Ackermann, Mary Heilmann, Luchita Hurtado, and Rashid Johnson.

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THE DANCERS

THE MARTHA GRAHAM SCHOOL

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.

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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.

In the tradition of its founder, the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance remains committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist organization, and will honor this pledge through its ongoing practices, policies and behaviors.

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