OUR 1OOTH ANNIVERSARY

Martha Graham presented her first performance with a supporting group of dancers on April 18, 1926.

Since that date, considered to be the launch of the Martha Graham Dance Company, Graham’s groundbreaking and uniquely American style of dance has influenced generations of artists and continues to captivate audiences worldwide.

A THREE-YEAR CELEBRATION

The 2023-24 season, American Legacies, will highlight Graham’s social activism, Americana and modernism, with classic works including Appalachian Spring (1944), Dark Meadow (1946) and Maple Leaf Rag (1990).

The company will also present a new production of Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo (1942) with score by Aaron Copland reorchestrated for a six-piece bluegrass ensemble by composer Gabe Witcher; and a new work by Jamar Roberts with a score by Rhiannon Giddens, which will be presented alongside Rodeo as part of the company’s season at New York City Center (April 17-24) and on tour.

The 2024-25 season, Dances of the Mind, will focus on Graham’s psychological works and her longtime artistic partnership with the visual artist Isamu Noguchi. Works will include Phaedra (1962), Errand into the Maze (1947) and Herodiade (1944).

The 2025-26 season, The Masterpieces, will consider the question “What is an American?” from Graham’s 1939 work American Document. Repertory will include Cave of the Heart (1946), Night Journey (1947) and Primitive Mysteries (1931) among other commissions.

Other projects around the anniversary include a three-season collaboration with the Long Beach Opera, exploring connections between dance and opera; a documentary in development with PBS about the current company, slated to premiere in the 2025-26 season; and a book by Deborah Ory and Ken Browar of NYC Dance Project, featuring today’s Graham dancers and archival photos from the past 100 years, to be published in fall 2025.

Read A Multi-Season Celebration of the Martha Graham Company at 100 at nytimes.com

UPCOMING EVENTS

ON THE ROAD

Graham Company Spring 2024 Tour

Cities across the US Midwest and South

2024 NYC SEASON

American Legacies

APRIL 17-20
New York City Center, NYC

2024 NYC SEASON

Graham Gala

APRIL 18
The Metropolitan Club, NYC

GRAHAM1OO

COMMITTEE

Kyle Abraham
Alicia Adams
Debbie Allen
Neil Baldwin
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Kristen Brogdon
Ken Browar and Deborah Ory
Camille A. Brown
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Graham Cole, Walter Jaffe,
and Paul King
Herman Cornejo
Caroline Cronson
Duke Dang
James Darrah
Michelle Dorrance
Aurélie Dupont
Kenneth C. Fischer
Alison M. Friedman
Allen Greenberg
Christopher A. Gruits
Dakin Hart
Kendra Whitlock Ingram
Susan Jaffe

Virginia Johnson
Bill T. Jones
Julie Kent
Michael Kondziolka
Ana Laguna and Mats Ek
Brett Littman
Lourdes Lopez
Lar Lubovitch
Stanford Makishi
Sara Mearns
Andrea Miller
Emily Molnar
Rachel S. Moore
Jason Moran
Mark Morris
Linda Murray
Ohad Naharin
Jodee Nimerichter
Michael Novak
Norton Owen
Annie-B Parson
Tiler Peck

Christopher Pennington
Dante Puleio
Yvonne Rainer
M Felicity Rogers-Chapman
Tamara Rojo
Chris Rountree
Amy Russell Kolling
Hofesh Shechter
Linda Shelton
Arlene Shuler
Bobbi Jene Smith
Ellen Sorrin
Jonathan Stafford
Susan Stroman
Pam Tanowitz
Pamela Tatge
Doug Varone
Eduardo Vilaro
Martin Wechsler
Ashley Wheater MBE
Robert Wilson
Damian Woetzel

GET INVOLVED

Commemorate this landmark in dance history by joining GRAHAM1OO.

$100

Receive a personalized digital gift from the dancers!

$300

Receive a limited edition GRAHAM100 tote bag and all preceding gifts.

$1000

Access to the Company’s private dress rehearsal at City Center, and all preceding gifts.

$5000

Cocktail hour with Artistic Director Janet Eilber in the patrons lounge at New York City Center, and all preceding gifts.

$10,000

Join the GRAHAM100 Committee and receive an all access pass to private events all season long, and all preceding gifts.