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PAST EVENTS

GrahamFest95

April 30 – May 20, 2021

A three-day virtual festival celebrating the Company’s 95th Anniversary!

The exciting lineup features performances, collaborations, cocktails and conversation – streamed LIVE from the Martha Graham Studio Theater. More info at marthagraham.org/grahamfest95.

GrahamDeconstructed:

Cave of the Heart

Tuesday, March 16 2021 at 7:00pm

GrahamDeconstructed: Cave of the Heart
A stunning full-length performance of this classic, filmed at Teatro Real in Madrid in 2017, starring Ben Schultz, Charlotte Landreau, Natasha Diamond-Walker, and Xin Ying as Medea, one of the most harrowing dramatic roles created by Martha Graham.

Martha Matinees:

Every Soul is a Circus

Saturday, March 6 2021 at 2:30pm

Martha Matinees: Every Soul is a Circus
Our March Matinee offers the complete Every Soul is a Circus starring Martha Graham, Erick Hawkins, and Merce Cunningham. A recording of Paul Nordoff’s score and notes from the original program have been added to this beautifully restored, silent film from the 1940s. Graham experts will be in the live chat during the screening!

NEW@Graham:

Live from Sag Harbor

Streamed LIVE Friday, Feb 12 2021 at 11:30am and Thursday, Feb 18 2021 at 1:00pm

NEW@Graham: Live from Sag Harbor
Drop into rehearsals with choreographers Sonya Tayeh and Jenn Freeman as they launch the creative process for a new work, inspired by a lost Graham work, that will premiere in late 2021. Streamed LIVE from our residency at The Church in Sag Harbor!
The residency will include dancers Lorenzo PaganoLeslie Andrea Williams, and one of this month’s featured Patreon dancers, Jacob Larsen.

Martha Matinees:

Deo

Saturday, February 6 2021 at 2:30pm

Martha Matinees: Deo
A screening of a 2019 performance of Deo by Maxine Doyle and Bobbi Jene Smith. This work is inspired by the myth of Demeter and Persephone and features the women of the Company in choreography influenced by the Gaga movement style.

NEW@Graham:

Canticle for Innocent Comedians

Tuesday, January 19 2021 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.

Martha Matinees:

Dark Meadow

Saturday, January 9 2021 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.

Holiday Program:

She Had a Sense of Humor

Tuesday, December 8 2020 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.

Martha Matinees:

Punch and the Judy

Saturday, December 5 2020 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.

GrahamDeconstructed:

Night Journey

Tuesday, November 17 2020 at 7:00pm

GrahamDeconstructed: Night Journey
A complete performance of Night Journey from 2016 will be deconstructed scene by scene, annotated with evocative writings by Martha Graham as she created this dance.

Martha Matinees:

Night Journey

Wednesday, November 4 2020 and Saturday, November 7 2020 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.

GrahamDeconstructed:

The Graham Essentials

Tuesday, October 13 2020 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!