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

STUDIO SERIES

Graham 2 Holiday Event

Always a family favorite! See Graham 2 in highlights from Graham’s joyous Appalachian Spring — with narration written by Graham herself.

IN-PERSON and LIVE-STREAMED EVENT

Sunday, December 12 at 1:00 and 5:00pm (ET)
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STUDIO SERIES

NEW@Graham with Hofesh Shecter

Enjoy an exclusive sneak peek of a work-in-progress being created for the Company by the much-in-demand choreographer from the UK, Hofesh Schecter!

IN-PERSON and LIVE-STREAMED EVENT

January 18 – 19 at 7:00pm (ET)
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MARTHA GRAHAM SCHOOL

Winter Intensive

Offering Graham Repertory and Technique, Ballet, Contemporary, and Composition with a special Graham Technique for Teachers class.

NEW to this year’s Winter Intensive, the Modern Classics Series is a weekly master class celebrating early modern dance form creators José Limón, Lester Horton, and Merce Cunningham.

Attend in-person or remotely via Zoom!

December 27 – January 14
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PERFORMANCE CALENDAR

The Martha Graham Dance Company is pleased to announce the return to an in-person performance season with new commissions, touring, and New York engagements at The Joyce Theater and New York City Center.

HUMAN/NATURE, our 2021–22 season, will feature world premieres by Andrea Miller and Hofesh Shechter and the premiere of a new Canticle for Innocent Comedians, reimagined by eight extraordinary choreographers. The season also features Graham masterworks Appalachian Spring, Steps in the Street, Immediate Tragedy, Ekstasis, Diversion of Angels, and Acts of Light.

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GRAHAM STUDIO SERIES

Join us (virtually or in person!) for an up-close look at some the greatest dances and dancers in the world.

The Martha Graham Dance Company’s Studio Series offers audiences a behind-the-scenes look at the work of the Company in their private rehearsal space, the historic Martha Graham Studio Theater. This season we are offering both in-studio and live-stream tickets to every Studio Series performance – join us in person or from the comfort of your home!

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THE NEW CANTICLE FOR INNOCENT COMEDIANS

Martha Graham created Canticle for Innocent Comedians in 1952 around eight virtuosic vignettes, each celebrating a different aspect of nature. Though the work was well received, there is little record of it, and it is considered lost. The Martha Graham Dance Company is creating a new Canticle inspired by the themes and format of the original, created for today’s Graham stars by eight extraordinary choreographers.

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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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