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The Martha Graham Dance Company’s 2020-21 Season programming includes  all-new Martha Matinees, Digital Studio Series performances, and a variety of new ways for audiences and the global dance community to engage with the Graham dancers through our new Patreon page. All Martha Matinees and Studio Series performances feature live chat with Graham Artistic Director Janet Eilber and special guests!

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Martha Matinees:

Night Journey

Wednesday, November 4 and Saturday, November 7 at 2:30pm

Martha Matinees: Night Journey
Graham’s 1947 reimagining of the tragedy of Oedipus as told through the eyes of his wife and mother Jocasta. Featuring rare clips of Graham as Jocasta onstage in the 1950s and in the complete film of the work directed by Nathan Kroll.

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GrahamDeconstructed:

Graham’s Greatest Greeks

Tuesday, November 17 at 7:00pm

GrahamDeconstructed: Night Journey – Graham’s Greatest Greeks
A complete performance of Night Journey from 2016 will be deconstructed scene by scene, with quotes from Graham and her collaborators, the sculptor Isamu Noguchi and composer William Schuman.

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Martha Matinees:

Punch and the Judy

Wednesday, December 2 and Saturday, December 5 at 2:30pm

Martha Matinees: Punch and the Judy
Clips from Graham’s comedic Punch and the Judy (1941) starring Graham, Erick Hawkins, and Merce Cunningham alongside Annie-B Parson’s multidisciplinary work I used to love you. Parson’s work, inspired by and using elements of Graham’s Punch, premiered at the Joyce Theater in 2017.

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Holiday Program:

She Had a Sense of Humor

Tuesday, December 8 at 7:00pm

Holiday Program: She Had a Sense of Humor
Humor throughout Graham’s career illustrated with photos and film clips of Sally Rand, Robin Williams, Danny Kaye, and Olivia the Pig. A rehearsal of Graham’s witty solo Satyric Festival Song will be streamed live from the Graham Studio. The program will close with a performance by the Company in Maple Leaf Rag, the last work that Graham choreographed.

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Martha Matinees:

Dark Meadow

Wednesday, January 6 and Saturday, January 9 at 2:30pm

Martha Matinees: Dark Meadow
Clips of Graham
performing this exquisite work from 1946 alongside a performance of the current Company in Dark Meadow Suite, a recent arrangement featuring highlights of the work, particularly Graham’s unmatched choreography for the ensemble.

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NEW@Graham:

Canticle for Innocent Comedians

Tuesday, January 12 at 7:00pm

NEW@Graham: Canticle for Innocent Comedians
This event focuses on Graham’s ode to nature and the elements and the Company’s new reimagining of the work, and will include a sneak preview of newly created choreography for Wind by Sir Robert Cohan, alongside excerpts from a film of Yuriko and Bertram Ross in Moon and Helen McGehee and Robert Cohan in Stars. A recent performance of Lloyd Knight and Wendy Whelan in Moon will conclude the evening.

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Martha Matinees:

Echo

Wednesday, February 3 and Saturday, February 6 at 2:30pm

Martha Matinees: Echo
A film of today’s Graham Company in Echo, created for the Company in 2014 by Andonis Foniadakis, who took inspiration from both nature and Greek myth. The Graham dancers will join Artistic Director Janet Eilber in the live chat!

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NEW@Graham:

Andrea Miller

Tuesday, February 16 at 7:00pm

NEW@Graham: Andrea Miller
A conversation with Andrea Miller about her new work Umbra, commissioned by the Company, and a livestream of a rehearsal of the work.

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Martha Matinees:

Every Soul is a Circus

Wednesday, March 3 and Saturday, March 6 at 2:30pm

Martha Matinees: Every Soul is a Circus
This event features Graham’s 1939 work Every Soul is a Circus with archival clips of Graham herself as well as a 2012 performance by the Company at the Joyce Theater.

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GrahamDeconstructed:

Four Duets

Tuesday, March 16 at 7:00pm

GrahamDeconstructed: Four Duets
A live streamed rehearsal of the Company’s upcoming repertory, including excerpts from Graham’s Acts of Light, Every Soul is a Circus, and Night Journey and Troy Schumacher’s The Auditions, which premiered at Peak Performances in 2019.

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PAST EVENTS

GrahamDeconstructed:

The Graham Essentials

Tuesday, October 13 at 7:00pm

GrahamDeconstructed: The Graham Essentials – Martha’s Modernist Revolution
The earliest known footage of Graham dancing will be streamed alongside a recent performance by the Company in Prelude to Action from Graham’s masterwork Chronicle (1936).

Martha Matinees:

The EVE Project

Wednesday, September 23, and Saturday, September 26 at 2:30pm

Martha Matinees: The EVE Project
The finale of The Eve Project, the Company’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, will feature a rarely-seen film by Julien Bryan of Martha Graham in her masterwork Frontier from 1935. We’ll also premiere a montage of submissions from our #19Poses Insta-Graham Challenge – and announce the challenge winners!