Catch up with “the extraordinary Martha Graham Dance Company”

(Lauren Warnecke, Chicago Tribune)

Agnes de Mille and Hofesh Shechter!

See some of the Company’s new production of Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo“deliriously happy” according to the Fjord Review – with its new Copland/Bluegrass score.

A segment of Hofesh Shechter’s CAVE will follow. This must-see creation, premiered by the Company in ’22, has been wowing audiences around the world!


Sunday, January 14 at 3:30pm

at the Martha Graham Studio Theater at 55 Bethune Street, NYC


A catalog of classic GRAHAM MASTERWORKS such as Appalachian Spring, Diversion of Angels, Maple Leaf Rag and more and NEW WORKS by…

Hofesh Shechter

Sonya Tayeh with Michaela Taylor, Yue Yin, Juliano Nunes and others, score by Jason Moran

Baye and Asa

Jamar Roberts with a new score by Rhiannon Giddens (premiere spring ’24)


RODEO (Scene I)
 The Courting at Burnt Ranch

Choreography by Agnes de Mille
Music by Aaron Copland†
Bluegrass Arrangement by Gabriel Witcher
Stage Design by Beowulf Boritt
Costume Design by Oana Botez
Lighting Design by Yi-Chung Chen
Staged by Diana Gonzalez
Tap Solo Choreography by Dirk Lumbard

Rodeo was first performed by the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo on October 16, 1942 at the old Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.

“This is not an epic, nor the story of pioneer conquest. It builds no empires. It is a pastorale, a lyric joke. But one must be always conscious of the enormous land on which these people live and their proud loneliness. The action takes place on a Saturday afternoon and evening on a ranch in the southwest.” – Agnes de Mille, from her original Rodeo scenario

Scene I
Rodeo: Saturday Afternoon – The Corral

The Cowgirl: Laurel Dalley Smith
The Champion Roper: Richard Villaverde
The Head Wrangler: Alessio Crognale-Roberts
The Ranch Owner’s Daughter: Leslie Andrea Williams
Her Eastern Friends from Kansas City:
So Young An, Marzia Memoli, Anne Souder
Square Dance Caller: Leslie Andrea Williams
James Anthony, Zachary Jeppsen, Lloyd Knight, Jacob Larsen, Antonio Leone, Matthew Spangler
Ane Arrieta, Meagan King, Devin Loh

This production was made possible by the Martha Graham Dance Company and was presented with the cooperation of The De Mille Working Group, Anderson Ferrell, Director.

This production of Rodeo was commissioned by Tee Scatuorchio and Michael Becker. The production was also made possible with significant co-commission support from the Annenberg Foundation, The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts and the California State University of Northridge, and the 92nd Street Y, as part of 92NY’s 150th anniversary celebration, in honor and continued support of Martha Graham’s rich 92NY legacy.

†Rodeo by Aaron Copland © 1942 The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc. Copyright renewed. This arrangement © 2023 The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc. By permission of Boosey & Hawkes, Sole Licensee.

Choreography by Hofesh Shechter
Creative Producer Daniil Simkin
Music by Âme† and Hofesh Shechter
Costumes by Caleb Krieg
Choreography Assistant Kim Kohlmann

World Premiere: April 6th, 2022, New York City Center

So Young An, James Anthony, Laurel Dalley Smith, Meagan King, Lloyd Knight, Jacob Larsen, Devin Loh, Marzia Memoli, Anne Souder, Richard Villaverde, Leslie Andrea Williams

CAVE was made possible with a significant commissioning grant from The O’Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation.

Major support for CAVE was provided by Sharon Patrick, the Clayton-Royer Family Fund, Monica Voldstad and Jeff & Susan Campbell and Barbara Goldstein.

Production support was provided by Vassar College.

Co-Producing support provided by Studio Simkin and Sharing Spaces.

†Samples of „Fiori” by Âme; Sample of “The Witness” by me & Karyyn. Frank Wiedemann and Kristian Beyer are members of the German collecting society GEMA and published by Innervisions GmbH.


The Graham repertory provides almost limitless possibilities for events, performances and curricula that can enhance a range of subjects for any audience. These include masterclasses, lecture-demonstrations, film screenings, gallery exhibits, and many other creative interactions. For more information or to discuss specific collaborations, please contact Simona Ferrara or Janet Eilber by email or call the Martha Graham Dance Company at 212.229.9200.

North American Representation

Rena Shagan
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International Representation

LaRue Allen, Executive Director
Martha Graham Dance Company

Graham 2

Virginie Mécène, Graham 2 Director
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