Don't miss this chance to enjoy the renowned Martha Graham Dance Co returning to NY after its acclaimed international tour. Experience the powerhouse Graham dancers in this season's world premiere and recent commissions, including Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's audience favorite, Mosaic. Rediscover Graham's genius through her visceral masterwork The Rite of Spring, her powerful anti-war statement Chronicle, and sly melodrama Embattled Garden. Explore the origin of Graham's technique with the captivating solo Ekstasis, and with over 30 local dance students in the tour de force Panorama, from 1935.
About the Company:
Martha Graham and her Company have expanded contemporary dance's vocabulary of movement and forever altered the scope of the art form by rooting works in contemporary social, political, psychological, and sexual contexts, deepening their impact and resonance.
Today, the Company continues to foster Graham's spirit of ingenuity. It is embracing a new programming vision that showcases masterpieces by Graham alongside newly commissioned works by contemporary artists inspired by Graham's legacy. With programs that unite the work of choreographers across time within a rich historical and thematic narrative, the Company is actively working to create new platforms for contemporary dance and multiple points of access for audiences.
Martha Graham Dance Company's repertory includes Graham masterpieces Appalachian Spring, Lamentation, Cave of the Heart, Deaths and Entrances, and Chronicle, among other works. The Company continues to expand its mission to present the work of its founder and her contemporaries, and remains a leader by catalyzing new works with commissions that bring fresh perspectives to dance classics, such as American Document (2010) and Lamentation Variations (2009). Multimedia programs like Dance is a Weapon (2010), a montage of several works connected through text and media, redefine the boundaries of contemporary dance composition.
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