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Martha Graham News

Date Of Birth:
May 11, 1894
Date Of Death:
April 01, 1991 (96)
Birth Place:
Allegheny, PA, USA
Gender:
Female
Martha Graham News Feeds
Jacob's Pillow to Kick Off 2015 Festival with Performances, Classes, Exhibits, & More, 6/13Jacob's Pillow to Kick Off 2015 Festival with Performances, Classes, Exhibits, & More, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

May 26, 2015 – (Becket, MA) Following the critical acclaim and record-breaking attendance of Festival 2014, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival opens its 2015 season in June. Highlights of Festival 2015 include Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host, a special dance and radio stage production starring Ira Glass, host of This American Life; the return of Nederlands Dans Theater 2; the world premiere of American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Daniil Simkin's INTENSIO; Cuban contemporary ensemble Malpaso Dance Company, performing with GRAMMY Award-winning pianist and composer Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble; and the launch of Martha Graham Dance Company's 90th Anniversary, including a world premiere by eminent choreographer Mats Ek.  (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015 Announces Full Free LineupJacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015 Announces Full Free Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Following the critical acclaim and record-breaking attendance of Festival 2014, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival opens its 2015 season in June. (more...)

BWW Interviews:  CHRISTINE DAKIN and Her Performance at the Neighborhood Playhouse in NYCBWW Interviews: CHRISTINE DAKIN and Her Performance at the Neighborhood Playhouse in NYC
by Marina Kennedy - May 22, 2015

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Christine Dakin about her recent performance at the Neighborhood Playhouse with Alejandro Chavez. They were accompanied by Louis Stewart on the piano. (more...)

Museum Mile Festival Set for 6/9Museum Mile Festival Set for 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Now celebrating its 37th year, the annual Museum Mile Festival takes place rain or shine on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Over 1.5 million people have taken part in this annual celebration since its inception. Festival attendees can walk the Mile on Fifth Avenue between 82nd Street and 105th Street while visiting nine of New York City's finest cultural institutions, which are open free to the public throughout the evening. The Museum Mile Festival's opening ceremony takes place at 5:45pm at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (2 East 91st Street). New York City Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Tom Finkelpearl and other city and state dignitaries will open the Festival. Details on the Festival's offerings can be found at MuseumMileFestival.org. (more...)

BWW Reviews: STREET SINGER Inspires at The OUT NYC HotelBWW Reviews: STREET SINGER Inspires at The OUT NYC Hotel
by Matt Hanson - May 18, 2015

"No!" she sings. The first note sailed, as from the ruddy heart of the Seine to the mood indigo of the Hudson. "I regret nothing!" (more...)

Gotham Chamber Opera Names New Executive DirectorGotham Chamber Opera Names New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Gotham Chamber Opera announces Edward Barnes as the company's new Executive Director, effective June 1, 2015. Mr. Barnes will succeed Gotham's previous executive director, David Bennett, who will become general director of the San Diego Opera. In addition, David Rubeo has been promoted to Associate Director. (more...)

Graham Dancers to Perform Works by Zall & More, 5/21-22Graham Dancers to Perform Works by Zall & More, 5/21-22
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

The Deborah Zall Project presents both current and former members of the Martha Graham Dance Company in 'In the Company of Women, and Guests,' an evening of dances by Zall, along with the solo Robot Man choreographed by guest Kenneth Topping, former principal dancer and director of the Graham Dance Ensemble. (more...)

Applications for Howard County Arts Council's Mark Ryder Original Choreography Grant Now AvailableApplications for Howard County Arts Council's Mark Ryder Original Choreography Grant Now Available
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) is pleased to announce that applications for the FY2016 Mark Ryder Original Choreography Grant Program are now available. This program was established at the bequest of Mark Ryder's family, in honor of his life's work, to recognize individual creative expression, and to provide financial assistance to choreographers to create new original work.  A fund has been established at the Columbia Foundation to enable monies to be awarded for this purpose in perpetuity.  The grant award recipients will be announced at HCAC's Annual Meeting and Grant Awards Ceremony in September 2015.  The minimum grant amount will be $500. (more...)

Gotham Chamber Opera Receives NEA GrantGotham Chamber Opera Receives NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Through it's grant-making to thousands of nonprofits each year, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) promotes opportunities for people in communities across America to experience the arts and exercise their creativity. (more...)

New Victory Sets 2015 Victory Dance SeriesNew Victory Sets 2015 Victory Dance Series
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

This July, The New Victory will present its second season of Victory Dance, the theater's initiative to provide FREE dance performances to kids in New York City day camps, school and youth programs over the summer. A three-week series from July 8 - 24, 2015, Victory Dance features a cross-section of highly-accomplished and internationally recognized New York companies who perform a range of contemporary dance styles and share in the theater's goal of inspiring young people to embrace the art form. (more...)

Dance Company 10 Hairy Legs Announces Dates, Programs for 2015 SeasonDance Company 10 Hairy Legs Announces Dates, Programs for 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Highland Park, New Jersey --- Randy James' all male dance company, 10 Hairy Legs, returns to New York Live Arts for its third consecutive New York Season for four performances June 11 -14.   Continuing to showcase the company's extensive repertory that celebrates and explores the artistry of the male dancer, this season features 2 programs, 6 New York City Premieres, 9 works by 10 Choreographers and Live Musical Accompaniment at all performances. Robert Johnson, Dance Critic noted “…since its formation in 2012, its rapid growth has been astonishing…the diversity of this programming is a treat for audiences…this company has also become a welcome source of choreographic commissions…there aren't many repertory companies yet, but when a group like 10 Hairy Legs performs…the scenery changes and styles switch abruptly. Viewers are whisked from choreographer to choreographer; and sometimes if feels as if everyone is talking at once. Ideas richochet, the atmosphere is exhilarating.” (more...)

Joe's Pub Partners with Kimmel Center for 2015 Theater Residency ProgramJoe's Pub Partners with Kimmel Center for 2015 Theater Residency Program
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced a new partnership with Philadelphia's renowned Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts for the 2015 Kimmel Center Theater Residency. Under the tutelage of Shanta Thake, Director of Joe's Pub, and Jay Wahl, the Kimmel Center's Artistic Director, the two week program will guide four world-class artists through the writing process and composition of four new works. The program will be held in the SEI Innovation Studio (1500 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA) from June 21 to July 2. (more...)

Pig Iron Theatre Company to Present I PROMISED MYSELF TO LIVE FASTER, 5/22-31Pig Iron Theatre Company to Present I PROMISED MYSELF TO LIVE FASTER, 5/22-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Coming off a celebrated run at the 39th Annual Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville, Kentucky, Pig Iron Theatre Company brings the rolling World Premiere of I Promised Myself To Live Faster, home for a run at FringeArts. The show is set to run May 22-May 31. Opening night is Saturday, May 23 at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $29-$36 and are available on www.fringearts.com. Performances are at FringeArts, 140 Columbus Blvd. More information about Pig Iron Theatre Company can be found at www.pigiron.org. (more...)

Ariel Rivka Dance, Carolyn Dorfman Dance, Sean Curran, Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch, and Paul Dennis to Showcase Works, 5/28-30Ariel Rivka Dance, Carolyn Dorfman Dance, Sean Curran, Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch, and Paul Dennis to Showcase Works, 5/28-30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

From Thursday to Saturday, May 28- 30, 2015, several diverse artists find common ground in a performance series of cutting-edge contemporary dance. Ariel Rivka Dance, Carolyn Dorfman Dance, Sean Curran, Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch, and Paul Dennis unite for the first time showcasing their respective, distinct styles through performances woven together by the themes of mysticism, time, and technology. (Program details are below.) (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 26Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 26
by - Apr 26, 2015

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 26, 2015. (more...)

Sony Centre to Welcome Twyla Tharp's 50th Anniversary Tour This FallSony Centre to Welcome Twyla Tharp's 50th Anniversary Tour This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

The iconic Twyla Tharp is celebrating the 50th anniversary of her 1965 choreographic debut of Tank Dive with an American tour that includes one special stop in Toronto at the Sony Centre For The Performing Arts.  It has been over two decades since Twyla Tharp Dance last performed in Toronto. (more...)

Celebrity Series of Boston Announces 2015-16 SeasonCelebrity Series of Boston Announces 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

?The Celebrity Series of Boston announced its 2015-2016 season today, marking 77 years of bringing the world's greatest performing artists to Boston. The season opens on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 with author and speaker David Sedaris. In total, the 2015-2016 season will include 48 music, dance and entertainment engagements. The 2015-16 season is sponsored by Amy and Joshua Boger. (more...)

Dances For a Variable Population to Present 10027 in West HarlemDances For a Variable Population to Present 10027 in West Harlem
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Using the power of dance to create community, Dances For a Variable Population (DVP), will present three performances of 10027, a celebratory and immersive project that links the residents of three distinct West Harlem communities who share a single zip code. (more...)

RIOULT Dance NY to Offer Open Rehearsal for STREET SINGER, 4/28RIOULT Dance NY to Offer Open Rehearsal for STREET SINGER, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, presents the World Premiere of STREET SINGER - Celebrating the Life of Edith Piaf from Wednesday, May 13 through Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 8pm at 42West Nightclub, 514 W. 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues) NYC. An Open Rehearsal is set for Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 6:30pm at Gibney Studio 1, 890 Broadway. (more...)

Gotham Chamber Opera Sets 15th Anniversary SeasonGotham Chamber Opera Sets 15th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Gotham Chamber Opera announces its 15th Anniversary Season, which will begin in the fall of 2015 with a 15th Anniversary Celebration Concert (date and venue tba). The season continues in February 2016 with Alessandro Stradella's 1675 San Giovanni Battista (Saint John the Baptist)in a co-production with the Netherlands Nationale ReisOpera, and a concert at (le) poisson rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, NYC, featuring a new work by David Hertzberg, winner of the Catherine Doctorow Prize for Music. The season concludes with the New York premiere of Charlie Parker's Yardbird, a co-production of the Apollo Theater, Gotham Chamber Opera and Opera Philadelphia, at the world famous Apollo Theater in May/June 2016. (more...)

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