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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
Bill T. Jones, Martha Graham and More Set for The Joyce Theater's 2016-17 Fall & Winter SeasonBill T. Jones, Martha Graham and More Set for The Joyce Theater's 2016-17 Fall & Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Linda Shelton, Executive Director of The Joyce Theater, announced today the organization's programming for its 2016-2017 fall/winter season, which promises to be particularly spectacular, with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, Lucinda Childs Dance Company, and Martha Graham Dance Company all returning to The Joyce for two-week engagements. (more...)

Dances For A Variable Population Presents to Offer Public Performances of THE PHOENIX PROJECTDances For A Variable Population Presents to Offer Public Performances of THE PHOENIX PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Celebrating dance and the beauty of age, Dances For a Variable Population (DVP), will present three performances of The Phoenix Project, a citywide public dance project that empowers older adults and reevaluates the aesthetics of aging. (more...)

Hartt Dance Founder Enid Lynn Receives Fuller MedalHartt Dance Founder Enid Lynn Receives Fuller Medal
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

he Hartt School Board of Trustees Co-Chair Michael Menapace, Hartt Dance Division Director Stephen Pier, and Hartt School Interim Dean T. Clark Saunders, awarded the Fuller Medal to Enid Lynn, founder of the Hartt Dance Division and co-founder of the Hartford Ballet. The Fuller Medal, the highest award conveyed by The Hartt School, is awarded to those who have shown exemplary vision and leadership within the performing arts. Lynn was presented with the award prior to the Friday evening 'Hartt Dances' performance before a near sold-out crowd, in recognition of her invaluable contributions to dance education in Hartford. (more...)

STEPPENWOLF Set for The New School Auditorium, 5/11-12STEPPENWOLF Set for The New School Auditorium, 5/11-12
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The Steppenwolf saga gets a new treatment in the world premiere of Steppenwolf - a musical retelling. Written and composed by 21-year-old Dutch protege Jochem le Cointre (class of 2016), The first ever staged adaptation of Hermann Hesse's classic novel, originally published in Germany in 1928, the show features a 15-piece chamber orchestra; an ensemble of students from The New School's College of Performing Arts; a cast of New York City actors and singers, including several from The New School's Mannes School of Music, School of Drama, and Lang Theater; and dancers from the renowned Martha Graham Dance Company. Choreography is by Tadej Brdnik, the former principal dancer of the Martha Graham Dance Company. Two performances will be staged on May 11 & May 12, 2016 at 7pm at The Auditorium at The New School, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011.  Tickets are free (first come, first seated) and can be reserved by visiting EventBrite. (more...)

Dances for a Variable Population Presents THE PHOENIX PROJECT, 6/4Dances for a Variable Population Presents THE PHOENIX PROJECT, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

 Celebrating dance and the beauty of age, Dances For a Variable Population (DVP), will present three performances of The Phoenix Project, a citywide public dance project that empowers older adults and reevaluates the aesthetics of aging. This world premiere collaboration will take place in three boroughs-Bronx, Queens and Harlem-over three Saturdays, June 4, 11 and 13. The Phoenix Project will make its Bronx debut at the New York Botanical Garden's award-winning and picturesque Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden on June 4. In the subsequent weekends, the piece will move with excerpts of the full work to Queens at the Queensbridge Riis Senior Center on June 11, and close their performances as part of the Summer on the Hudson Festival at the West Harlem Piers Park on June 18 as part of a Family Day event. (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens TonightMasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, tonight, April 28, 2016 at 7pm and tomorrow, April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

Clinton Luckett Named Assistant Artistic Director of American Ballet TheatreClinton Luckett Named Assistant Artistic Director of American Ballet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Clinton Luckett, Ballet Master and former dancer at American Ballet Theatre, has been appointed Assistant Artistic Director of the Company. (more...)

Boston Ballet to Close 2015-16 Season with MIRRORSBoston Ballet to Close 2015-16 Season with MIRRORS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Boston Ballet presents Mirrors: a diverse selection of thought-provoking works that reflect the many facets of contemporary ballet, featuring two eagerly anticipated world premieres by Karole Armitage and Yury Yanowsky. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: THE MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY Loses Sight of Its Identity at City Center GalaBWW Dance Review: THE MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY Loses Sight of Its Identity at City Center Gala
by Juan Michael Porter II - Apr 26, 2016

The 'House of Pelvic Truth' has lost its contraction. Known for its dominating heroines and intense psychosexual dramas, The Martha Graham Dance Company at the age of 90 has come to resemble a bevy of rail thin beauties who alternate between striking lovely poses and engaging in repetitive calisthenics. (more...)

Martha Graham Dance Company Celebrates 90th AnniversaryMartha Graham Dance Company Celebrates 90th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

On Monday, April 18, the Martha Graham Dance Company celebrated its 90th anniversary with a special Gala performance at New York City Center followed by dinner and dancing for 250 guests at a private venue in Manhattan. (more...)

Wendy Osserman Dance Company's 40th Anniversary Season to Feature Pair of World PremieresWendy Osserman Dance Company's 40th Anniversary Season to Feature Pair of World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

The Wendy Osserman Dance Company celebrates its 40th Anniversary season this week, with four performances, featuring set designed by artiist Sanya Kantarovsky, running April 20 - 23, 2016 at 8 pm. Presented by the Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue), the season features two world premieres with live music by Skip La Plante and Harry Mann, and Osserman's Udjat (1985). (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Next WeekMasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

A friendly reminder! MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, on April 28, 2016 at 7pm and April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 4/10/2016 - 4/17/2016Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 4/10/2016 - 4/17/2016
by BWW - Apr 17, 2016

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David Byrne to Headline PS122's 2016 Spring GalaDavid Byrne to Headline PS122's 2016 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

PS122's Spring Gala 2016 celebrates three contemporary luminaries whose influence ripples across borders and through generations by honoring Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, the visionary team behind Big Dance Theater. In addition, Nicole Birmann Bloom, of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, will receive the Shining Star Award for her unwavering dedication to New York City arts and French-American cultural exchange. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces Full Schedule for Upcoming 39th SeasonHubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces Full Schedule for Upcoming 39th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

CHICAGO – Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton are excited to announce the main company's 2016–17 season performances in Chicago. Tickets to four engagements at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, located at 205 East Randolph Street in Chicago, are available immediately as a Season 39 subscription; single tickets will go on sale in late summer 2016. (more...)

Stage & Screen Star Christine Baranski to Speak at Juilliard Commencement; Cicely Tyson Among HonoreesStage & Screen Star Christine Baranski to Speak at Juilliard Commencement; Cicely Tyson Among Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The Juilliard School will confer honorary doctorates on five remarkable artists during its 111th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 20, 2016, at 11 a.m. in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (Broadway at 65th Street, New York City). Christine Baranski will give Juilliard's Commencement Address. (more...)

NYPL for the Performing Arts to Host Marathon Reading of Martha Graham's BLOOD MEMORYNYPL for the Performing Arts to Host Marathon Reading of Martha Graham's BLOOD MEMORY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of Martha Graham Dance Company, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center is hosting a marathon reading of Graham's autobiography BLOOD MEMORY on Monday, April 18. (more...)

BAM to Host 39th Annual DanceAfrica Festival This MayBAM to Host 39th Annual DanceAfrica Festival This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

DanceAfrica, BAM's longest continuing program, enters its 39th year with new Artistic Director Abdel R. Salaam leading this traditional Memorial Day weekend extravaganza, running May 25-30. DanceAfrica 2016-Senegal: Doors of Ancient Futures inaugurates Salaam's artistic vision, building on founding Artistic Director Chuck Davis' mission to embrace the contemporary African world. (more...)

SMU Meadows Dance Ensemble to Perform APPALACHIAN SPRING with New Version of Copland's ScoreSMU Meadows Dance Ensemble to Perform APPALACHIAN SPRING with New Version of Copland's Score
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

On May 11, 2016, dancers from the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University will be the first to perform Martha Graham's iconic choreography for APPALACHIAN SPRING with a new version of Aaron Copland's score for full orchestra, completed in collaboration with the Martha Graham Dance Company and the Aaron Copland Fund for Music. (more...)

Hubbard Street's 39th Season at Harris Theater to Feature Works by Tharp, Cerrudo & MoreHubbard Street's 39th Season at Harris Theater to Feature Works by Tharp, Cerrudo & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton are excited to announce the main company's 2016-17 season performances in Chicago. Tickets to four engagements at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, located at 205 East Randolph Street in Chicago, are available immediately as a Season 39 subscription; single tickets will go on sale in late summer 2016. (more...)

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