Woodland (2016)

2018-10-31T13:24:26-04:00

A charming work for nine dancers inspired by the innocence and playfulness.

Choreography: Pontus Lidberg
Music: Irvine Fine

Untitled (Souvenir) (2019)

2019-04-26T12:02:14-04:00

A group work created by Pam Tanowitz using her signature style to manipulate phrases from some of Graham’s lesser-known works.

Music: Caroline Shaw

Deo (2019)

2019-04-26T12:02:32-04:00

Choreographers Maxine Doyle and Bobbi Jene Smith collaborate on a work for all women based on the myth of Persephone.

Music: Lesley Flanigan

Steps in the Street (1936)

2018-10-31T13:23:09-04:00

A stark, explosive response to the devastation and isolation that war leave in its wake. Performed separately or as the center section of Graham’s Chronicle.

Music: Wallingford Reigger
Costumes: Martha Graham

Serenata Morisca (1916)

2018-10-31T13:21:51-04:00

A solo created by Graham’s teacher, Ted Shawn, and a prime example of American dance in the early 20th Century – the sort of dance against which Graham rebelled.

Choreography: Ted Shawn, reconstructed by Martha Graham
Lighting: Thomas Skelton
Music: Mario Tarenghi
Costume: Martha Graham (after Pearl Wheeler)

Secular Games (1962)

2019-04-26T11:42:38-04:00

A comedic look at the universal antics of humans trying to impress each other.

Music: Robert Starer
Set: Marion Kinsella
Costumes: Martha Graham

Panorama (1935)

2018-10-31T13:15:25-04:00

A rallying cry for social activism created for 33 students and often performed with the Company as part of Prelude and Revolt or Dance is a Weaponby students at the University where the Company is touring.

Music: Norman Lloyd
Costumes: Martha Graham

Lamentation Variations

2018-10-31T13:12:28-04:00

Short works for the company inspired by Graham’s iconic solo and created by some of today’s most note-worthy choreographers. A film of Graham is followed by three variations from among those by Aszure Barton, Larry Keigwin, Richard Move, Bulareyaung Pagarlava, and Doug Varone.

Music and Costumes: Various

Lamentation (1930)

2018-10-31T13:11:11-04:00

Graham’s signature solo — the essence of grief itself.

Music: Zoltán Kodály
Sets: Martha Graham
Costume: Martha Graham

Herodiade (1944)

2019-04-26T11:38:42-04:00

A woman struggles with choices of independence and empowerment while another tries to contain her.

Music: Paul Hindemith
Set: Isamu Noguchi
Costumes: Edythe Gilfond

Frontier (1935)

2018-10-31T13:08:22-04:00

Graham’s masterwork solo from 1935. A young woman facing the future.

Music: Louis Horst
Set: Isamu Noguchi
Costume: Martha Graham

Every Soul is a Circus (1939)

2019-07-12T13:05:16-04:00

A wry look at a woman’s illusions of grandeur as she imagines her life and loves through the lens of stardom.

Music: Paul Nordoff
Set: Philip Stapp
Costumes: Edythe Gilfond

Errand into the Maze (1947)

2018-10-31T13:04:18-04:00

Loosely derived from the myth of Theseus, who journeys into the labyrinth to confront the Minotaur, this duet sends a woman on the mission. The maze may be her own mind and the confrontation may be with her own fears.

Music: Gian Carlo Menotti
Set: Isamu Noguchi
Costumes: Martha Graham

El Penitente (1940)

2019-04-26T11:27:57-04:00

With a modernist style evoking primitive or naïve art come to life, this dramatization is based on the rituals of the American Southwest. We see a troupe of strolling players enact vignettes from the Bible.

Music: Louis Horst
Set: Isamu Noguchi

Ekstasis (1933) and (2017)

2018-10-31T12:54:49-04:00

A reimagining of a sculptural Graham solo from 1933 brought back to the stage by Virginie Mécène.

Music: Ramon Humet
Costume: Martha Graham

Diversion of Angels (1948)

2018-10-31T12:53:02-04:00

An ensemble work for the company and a joyous, lyrical, abstract essay on the infinite aspects of love.

Music: Norman Dello Joio
Costumes: Martha Graham

Deep Song (1937)

2018-10-31T12:51:13-04:00

A deeply resonant response to the Spanish Civil War, a cry of anguish, this solo is an embodiment of Graham’s fears for a world torn apart by man’s inhumanity to man.

Music: Henry Cowell
Set: Martha Graham
Costume: Martha Graham

Dark Meadow Suite

2018-10-31T12:48:30-04:00

A noted arrangement of highlights from the original featuring the renowned choreography for the ensemble of men and women.

Circe (1963)

2019-07-12T13:04:58-04:00

An atmospheric look at the Sorceress and her band of bewitched animals as they try to seduce Odysseus.

Music: Alan Hovaness
Set: Isamu Noguchi
Costumes: Martha Graham

Chronicle (1936)

2019-04-26T12:03:46-04:00

Graham’s stirring response to the rise of fascism in 1936 and to the unmatched power of the collective will.

Music: Wallingford Riegger
Set: Isamu Noguchi
Costumes: Martha Graham

Cave of the Heart (1946)

2018-10-31T12:43:21-04:00

A shattering study of the destructive power of love inspired by the story of Medea.

Score: Samuel Barber
Set: Isamu Noguchi
Costumes: Martha Graham

Appalachian Spring (1944)

2018-10-31T12:32:30-04:00

Graham’s beloved masterwork and “a testimony to the simple fineness of the human spirit.”

Score: Aaron Copland
Set: Isamu Noguchi
Costumes: Martha Graham

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