Martha Graham News

 
Date Of Birth:
May 11, 1894
Date Of Death:
April 01, 1991 (96)
Birth Place:
Allegheny, PA, USA
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Date of Birth: May 11, 1894
Date of Death: April 01, 1991 (96)
Birth Place: Allegheny, PA, USA
Gender: Female
New Exhibition Honors Legendary Local DancerNew Exhibition Honors Legendary Local Dancer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

Frances Smith Cohen has built an astounding career as a dancer, educator and director in Arizona for more than 60 years. That legacy is now being honored by Scottsdale Arts Education & Outreach with a special exhibition in the ArtReach Space at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts from Nov. 30 through Jan. 8. (more...)

Juilliard Dance Presents New Dances: Edition 2018Juilliard Dance Presents New Dances: Edition 2018
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

Juilliard Dance, under the leadership of Alicia Graf Mack, opens its season with New Dances: Edition 2018 featuring four world-premiere dances by innovative choreographers Marcus Jarrell Willis (whose dance features the first-year class); Nelly van Bommel (featuring the second-year class); Juilliard alumnus Peter Chu (featuring the third-year class); and Stefanie Batten Bland (featuring the fourth-year class). Each choreographer works with one of the classes for the semester creating the new work; all Juilliard's dancers participate in the New Dances program. (more...)

10 Hairy Legs Commissions Choreographers Larry Keigwin and Adam Barruch10 Hairy Legs Commissions Choreographers Larry Keigwin and Adam Barruch
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

10 Hairy Legs, the all-male repertory dance company has commissioned Larry Keigwin and Adam Barruch to create new works for the company that will debut during its New York Season at New York Live Arts June 26 - 29, 2019. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Announces Live For Five Lottery For Heather Raffo's NOURAPlaywrights Horizons Announces Live For Five Lottery For Heather Raffo's NOURA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director Tim Sanford, Managing Director Leslie Marcus) will, from today, November 12, through Thursday, November 15, accept entries for the Live for Five online lottery, giving out $5 tickets to the New York premiere production of Noura, from 9 Parts of Desire playwright and actor Heather Raffo and director Joanna Settle. The Washington Post deemed this "epic-feeling, nearly searing portrait of a woman torn between cultures and family" the "best premiere of the Women's Voices Theater Festival" when it made its world premiere in Washington, D.C. earlier this year. Produced in association with Shakespeare Theatre Company, it will be performed at Playwrights Horizons from November 27 to December 30. Playwrights Horizons created Live for Five in 2007 as part of their Arts Access program to reach out to those who may not be able to afford the cost of a full-price theater ticket. Since its inception, over 3,000 theatergoers have been able to attend the theater thanks to the initiative. (more...)

Max Vernon Extends All-Star Debut Residency At Joe's Pub Through April 2019Max Vernon Extends All-Star Debut Residency At Joe's Pub Through April 2019
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

MAX VERNON - the songwriter described by The New Yorker as "equal parts Bohemia and Broadway" - will extend his first ever residency at Joe's Pub, Existential Life Crisis Lullaby, with concerts scheduled through April 2019 after three sold-out shows this year. (more...)

Graham 2 To Perform At Appalachian Spring Holiday EventGraham 2 To Perform At Appalachian Spring Holiday Event
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

As part of the Martha Graham Dance Company's popular Studio Series, Graham 2 will perform Martha Graham's beloved masterwork Appalachian Spring (1944). One of Graham's most celebrated works, Appalachian Spring has been called "shining and joyous" and "a testimony to the simple fineness of the human spirit" (The New York Times). The work features Aaron Copland's Pulitzer Prize-winning score and a spare set by Graham's longtime collaborator Isamu Noguchi. Performances are Saturday, December 8, at 1pm (family matinee) with an evening performance at 6pm, and Sunday, December 9, at 2pm. On Saturday evening, the score will be performed live by the International Chamber Orchestra of America directed by Daniel Feng. (more...)

wild Up / of Ascension Celebrates the Legendary Album by Jazz Great John Coltranewild Up / of Ascension Celebrates the Legendary Album by Jazz Great John Coltrane
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

LA-based music collective, wild Up, returns to the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts with of Ascension, the first Jazz Club performances for the 2018/19 season on November 8 & 10, 2018.  of Ascension, co-commissioned by The Soraya, is a musical journey inspired by John Coltrane's legendary 1966 album, Ascension.  (more...)

50th Anniversary of The ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Awards Recognizes Music Books, Articles and Broadcasts on Copland, Mathis, Mitchell and More50th Anniversary of The ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Awards Recognizes Music Books, Articles and Broadcasts on Copland, Mathis, Mitchell and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

The legacy of music icons - including Aaron Copland, Johnny Mathis and Joni Mitchell - continues to inspire award-worthy creative works. These artists are among the subjects of recently named winners of the 50th annualASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Awards for outstanding print, broadcast and new media coverage of music. (more...)

Christine Dakin Performs a Brice Mousset Choreography WORK at NY Live ArtsChristine Dakin Performs a Brice Mousset Choreography WORK at NY Live Arts
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 29, 2018

Artistic director/choreographer, Brice Mousset explores the OUI DANSE award- winning first work Travailler in an hour long re-envisioning: WORK! The piece will feature the renowned modern dancer, Christine Dakin. We had an opportunity to catch up with Dakin to learn more about OUI DANSE and her involvement in WORK!, and the career of Brice Mousset. (more...)

BWW Review: ICONOGRAPHIC at Sarasota BalletBWW Review: ICONOGRAPHIC at Sarasota Ballet
by Carolan Trbovich - Oct 28, 2018

Sarasota Ballet Presents Iconographic (more...)

HAIR/HAIRSPRAY/AMERIACN IDOL Star Joins THE WITCHES RUMBLE October 30HAIR/HAIRSPRAY/AMERIACN IDOL Star Joins THE WITCHES RUMBLE October 30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

Singing diva beltress Diana DeGarmo (American Idol; Hairspray and Hair on Broadway) joins the cast of THE WITCHES RUMBLE. (more...)

Celebrated Modern Dance Company Performs in the ValleyCelebrated Modern Dance Company Performs in the Valley
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

From the origins of modern dance in 1926 to Old Town Scottsdale in 2018, the award-winning Martha Graham Dance Company takes center stage at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Nov. 10. (more...)

Mary Testa, Mykal Kilgore, Grace McLean and More Will Join Max Vernon at Joe's PubMary Testa, Mykal Kilgore, Grace McLean and More Will Join Max Vernon at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

MAX VERNON - the songwriter described by The New Yorker as "equal parts Bohemia and Broadway" - will continue his first ever residency at Joe's Pub, Existential Life Crisis Lullaby, with an all-new show on Tuesday, November 27 at 7:00 PM after two sold-out shows earlier this fall. (more...)

BMOP Continues Season With Vijay Iyer, Matthew Aucoin, Jennifer Koh And MoreBMOP Continues Season With Vijay Iyer, Matthew Aucoin, Jennifer Koh And More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation's premier orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music, presents the concert's eponymous Trouble written by Indian-American composer Vijay Iyer featuring Korean-American violinist Jennifer Koh, one of the few new works of concert music that ruminates specifically on the minority experience in the United States. (more...)

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) Presents Works by Vijay Iyer, Lukas Foss, Matthew Aucoin, and Carlos SurinachThe Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) Presents Works by Vijay Iyer, Lukas Foss, Matthew Aucoin, and Carlos Surinach
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation's premier orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music, presents the concert's eponymous Trouble written by Indian-American composer Vijay Iyer featuring Korean-American violinist Jennifer Koh, one of the few new works of concert music that ruminates specifically on the minority experience in the United States. Led by Artistic Director and Conductor Gil Rose, BMOP also celebrates the Boston premieres of Cello Concerto by Lukas Foss featuring cellist David Russell, Evidence by Matthew Aucoin, and Acrobats of God by Carlos Surinach. (more...)

Scottsdale Arts Offers Discounts For VeteransScottsdale Arts Offers Discounts For Veterans
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts are celebrating veterans this November. These promotions are a part of the Scottsdale Arts veteran and active military outreach program that visitors can take advantage of throughout the month. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Eryc Taylor Dance Grants New Choreographers a Chance to ShineBWW Reviews: Eryc Taylor Dance Grants New Choreographers a Chance to Shine
by Cindy Sibilsky - Oct 17, 2018

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Christine Bonansea Company Presents The New York Premiere of ONLYHUMANChristine Bonansea Company Presents The New York Premiere of ONLYHUMAN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

Christine Bonansea - a French-born, NYC-based choreographer known for her striking, virtuosic performances - brings OnlyHuman, a visually arresting, media-enhanced work to New York for its US premiere at Danspace Project. Developed in collaboration with an international group of stellar multidisciplinary artists, and following successful presentations at DOCK11 in Berlin and 2018 Tanzmesse in Dusseldorf, Germany, the evening-length version of this production will be presented for the first time to the American audiences November 15-17. Tickets ($22 General / $15 Danspace Members) are available online through OvationTix (https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/996935) or by calling 866-811-4111. (more...)

VIDEO: The Joyce Theater Presents PONTUS LIDBERG And JONAH BOKAERVIDEO: The Joyce Theater Presents PONTUS LIDBERG And JONAH BOKAER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is thrilled to present two illustrious companies under the direction of internationally acclaimed choreographers, Pontus Lidberg and Jonah Bokaer, each for three performances over one week, from October 23-28 at The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue at West 19th Street in New York City. Tickets, ranging in price from $10-$40, can be purchased at www.Joyce.org, or by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at West 19th Street. For more information, please visit www.Joyce.org. (more...)

Brick Theater Celebrates Halloween with THE TESTAMENT OF JOSH: A FLESH & BLOOD MUSICALBrick Theater Celebrates Halloween with THE TESTAMENT OF JOSH: A FLESH & BLOOD MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

This Halloween, the Brick Theater presents The Testament of a Josh: A Flesh and Blood Musical, an original rock musical by humor writer Brian Boone (books and lyrics) and composer Julian Mesri, and featuring Maybe Burke (fresh off the acclaimed Red Emma and the Mad Monk), John Amir (Theater for a New Audience's Skin of Our Teeth) and Matt Butterfield (600 Highwaymen). (more...)

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