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.
MARTHA MATINEES: CLYTEMNESTRA
Martha Matinees return with a sizzling three-part Summer Series!
Visit the bloody aftermath of the Trojan War as Clytemnestra, Agamemnon, Electra, Orestes, and many more reenact the betrayal, adultery, murder, revenge and redemption of this timeless tragedy. Just like a great beach read!
The complete work is danced by an all-star cast from 1979 with Yuriko Kimura as the Queen. Each matinee includes archival clips of Martha in the title role – and our not-to-be-missed LIVE CHAT with Graham Artistic Director Janet Eilber, Archives Director Oliver Tobin, and special guests!
Part 1: Wednesday, July 15
Part 2: Saturday, July 18
Part 3: Wednesday, July 22
All shows at 2:30pm EDT on our YouTube channel.
THE #19POSES 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.