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
Noche Flamenca Presents ENTRE TU Y YO at The Joyce TheaterNoche Flamenca Presents ENTRE TU Y YO at The Joyce Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2019

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca, the renowned company founded by Artistic Director Martín Santangelo and dancer Soledad Barrio, returns to The Joyce Theater November 19 a?" December 1 with a new version of Entre Tú y Yo (Between You and Me), an evening-length program of duets, solos, and ensemble works that premiered at the Connelly Theater to acclaim earlier this year. Apollinaire Scherr, in a review for The Financial Times, described Entre Tú y Yo a?oeas flamenco puroa?"the Spanish art stripped to its flammable core.a?? Brian Seibert wrote in The New York Times, a?oeThe visual design is no more elaborate than cafe chairs and a spotlight. The wonderful musicians and the dancers' feet are barely amplified. That's all in accord with the company aesthetic: bare bones, nothing to hide behind, nothing to get in the way.a?? Andrew Gilbert, writing in the San Jose Mercury News, has said of the work, a?oeStarring the incandescent Soledad Barrio, this production features a superlative cast of Spain's leading flamenco artists. While Barrio is unquestionably the star of Entre Tú y Yo, Santangelo is far less concerned about dazzling audiences with fiery footwork than in maintaining the soul-bearing connection between all the artists on stage.a?? (more...)

Auditorium Theatre Commissions New Work by Michelle Dorrance for Trinity Irish Dance CompanyAuditorium Theatre Commissions New Work by Michelle Dorrance for Trinity Irish Dance Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019

The Auditorium Theatre announces the commission of American Traffic, a new work for Trinity Irish Dance Company (TIDC) created by acclaimed tap dancer, choreographer, and MacArthur a?oeGenius Granta?? recipient Michelle Dorrance and celebrated collaborator Melinda Sullivan. (more...)

Update: Barcelona Dance Company Barred From Performing In Los AngelesUpdate: Barcelona Dance Company Barred From Performing In Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019

The Latino Theater Company announced today that it has been forced to cancel the two-week run of Spanish performance artist Marta Carrasco's 'Perra de Nadie' that was sponsored by SPAIN arts & culture and scheduled to run Oct. 10 through Oct. 20. (more...)

A STRANGE LOOP, Sofia Viola & Dat Garcia And More Come To Joe's Pub This MonthA STRANGE LOOP, Sofia Viola & Dat Garcia And More Come To Joe's Pub This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019

Scott Adsit, Henry Koperski, A Strange Loop, Sofia Viola & Dat Garcia and More! will take the stage this month nightly at Joe's Pub, 10/9-20. See the full lineup below! (more...)

Martha Graham Dance Company Presents NEW@Graham With Troy SchumacherMartha Graham Dance Company Presents NEW@Graham With Troy Schumacher
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019

The November installment of the Martha Graham Dance Company's popular Studio Series takes audiences inside the creative process of The Auditions, a new work by choreographer Troy Schumacher and composer Augusta Read Thomas, commissioned by Peak Performances. (more...)

BWW Interview: Christian Holder Gets Ready to Bring AT HOME AND ABROAD to Laurie Beechman TheatreBWW Interview: Christian Holder Gets Ready to Bring AT HOME AND ABROAD to Laurie Beechman Theatre
by Richard Ridge - Oct 9, 2019

On Friday, November 1, the venue will welcome the star for an intimate and elegant evening spotlighting Christian's vivid theatrical life in London and New York. His autobiographical performance features songs by Noel Coward, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, Paul McCartney, Sting, Annie Lennox, and Al Green. These are interwoven with personal and surprising anecdotes and stories that illuminate the musical material. Christian was a star dancer with The Joffrey Ballet in New York in the 60s and 70s. He has choreographed and designed costumes for ballet companies across the US and Europe, as well as designing stage wardrobe for Ann Reinking and Tina Turner. (more...)

BWW Review: Contrasting the Jejune and Divine at Battery Dance FestivalBWW Review: Contrasting the Jejune and Divine at Battery Dance Festival
by Juan Michael Porter II - Oct 7, 2019

Battery Dance Festival's Tuesday and Wednesday night performances proved that choreography is only as wonderful as its music is rich. Led by Buglisi Dance Theatre, Ballet Nepantla, Vanaver Caravan, Ballet Boy Productions, and Battery Dance Company, this fact was never far from the concertgoers' minds as they swooned blissfully to fantastic dancing coupled with brilliant music. (more...)

Mannes School Of Music Presents Aaron Copland Concert At Alice Tully HallMannes School Of Music Presents Aaron Copland Concert At Alice Tully Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019

The New School's College of Performing Arts (COPA) today announced Aaron Copland: An American Portrait, a one-of-a-kind concert and performance at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall honoring Aaron Copland's legacy as a visionary composer and citizen-artist. CoPA's Mannes Orchestra, in partnership with the university's School of Drama, will perform Copland's A Lincoln Portrait and Symphony No. 3 as well as Art in an Uneasy World, a newly devised dramatic work based on Copland's testimony during the 1953 anticommunist hearings on a?oeun-American activities.a?? The concert will take place on Saturday, October 26th at 7:30 pm.  (more...)

Lighting Designer Clifton Taylor Wins Knight Of Illumination Award In U.K.Lighting Designer Clifton Taylor Wins Knight Of Illumination Award In U.K.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019

Acclaimed lighting designer Clifton Taylor has won a prestigious Knight of Illumination Award in the United Kingdom (KOI-UK). Taylor, whose work has been commissioned on Broadway, off-Broadway, regionally, and in 17 countries outside the United States, won for his design of 'Four Quartets,' based on the poem by T.S. Eliot, which was remounted at the Barbican Theatre in London. (more...)

Annie-B Parson & Big Dance Theatre's THE ROAD AWAITS US, Premieres At NYU Skirball In NovemberAnnie-B Parson & Big Dance Theatre's THE ROAD AWAITS US, Premieres At NYU Skirball In November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019

NYU Skirball will present The Road Awaits Us,  two North American premieres and one beloved solo from Big Dance Theatre on Friday November 8 and Saturday, November 9 at 7:30 pm at NYU Skirball. (more...)

Hoff-Barthelson's Great Composer Lectures Series Begins Oct. 11Hoff-Barthelson's Great Composer Lectures Series Begins Oct. 11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019

Hoff-Barthelson Music School's Great Composers Lecture Series begins Friday, October 11, 2019, at 11:00 am with Appalachian Spring at 75: Celebrating a?oeA Legend of American Living.a?? Three-quarters of a century ago this fall, two of America's most formidable artists a?" modern dance pioneer Martha Graham and a?oeDean of American Composersa?? Aaron Copland a?" undertook their only collaboration. (more...)

Camerata New York And Mannes Sounds Present Gluck's ORFEO ED EURIDICECamerata New York And Mannes Sounds Present Gluck's ORFEO ED EURIDICE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019

Camerata New York, now in its 19th year, kicks off its fourth full season as resident orchestra of St. Jean Baptiste Church in Gluck's transformative masterpiece, Orfeo ed Euridice with Mannes Opera in two performances on Oct. 17 & 19 at 8pm as part of the Mannes Sounds Festival. (more...)

New York City Ballet Dancers and World of Dance Stars Added to Hudson Valley Dance FestivalNew York City Ballet Dancers and World of Dance Stars Added to Hudson Valley Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019

Two unique performances have been added to this year's diverse program of world-class dance at Hudson Valley Dance Festival on Saturday, October 12, 2019. This unforgettable day of dance in Catskill, NY, is produced by and benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Just added to the lineup are: (more...)

Tickets To 2019/20 Afterglow @ OBERON Series Now On SaleTickets To 2019/20 Afterglow @ OBERON Series Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, and the Afterglow Festival, under the artistic direction of Quinn Cox, are pleased to announce that tickets are now available for all events in the 2019/20 Afterglow @ OBERON series, which begins October 3 and 4 with The Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret. (more...)

Martha Graham Dance Company Presents GrahamDeconstructed: Steps In The StreetMartha Graham Dance Company Presents GrahamDeconstructed: Steps In The Street
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019

The Martha Graham Dance Company's 2019–20 Studio Series opens with GrahamDeconstructed featuring Martha Graham's powerful Steps in the Street. GrahamDeconstructed will take place on Tuesday, September 24, and Wednesday, September 25, at 7pm, at the Martha Graham Studio Theater, 55 Bethune Street (11th Floor), in Manhattan. (more...)

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre's 43rd Art & Auction Gala Dinner Set For October 10Pan Asian Repertory Theatre's 43rd Art & Auction Gala Dinner Set For October 10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre (Tisa Chang, Artistic Producing Director) will host a one-night only special event celebrating the upcoming season with the 43rd Art & Action Gala Dinner on Thursday evening, October 10, 2019 at The Golden Unicorn Restaurant in Chinatown (18 East Broadway at Catherine Street). Erin Quill and Henry Yuk return as Master of Ceremonies. (more...)

The Kennedy Center Presents A Celebration Of Merce Cunningham At 100The Kennedy Center Presents A Celebration Of Merce Cunningham At 100
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019

Opening the contemporary dance season, the Kennedy Center joins the global centennial celebration of one of the most important figures in modern dance, icon Merce Cunningham. Featuring multiple events exploring the Cunningham legacy, the centerpiece of the celebration is performances of Compagnie Centre National de Danse Contemporaine-Angers (CNDC-Angers) on the mainstage of the Eisenhower Theater, from October 3-5. The company is led by Robert Swinston, who danced for Cunningham and worked side-by-side with him for over 30 years, and who now works to keep Cunningham's brilliant flame alive with dancers of today. (more...)

Late Night Snacks Presents All-Ages Family Cabarets On Sunday AfternoonsLate Night Snacks Presents All-Ages Family Cabarets On Sunday Afternoons
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019

Late Night Snacks, the pop-up cabaret bar co-created by The Bearded Ladies, FringeArts, and Opera Philadelphia, is pleased to announce a series of Family Cabarets, featuring interactive activities perfect for all ages. These special performances, ideal for the young and young at heart, will feature face painting, tattoos, and games, followed by live entertainment at the pop-up Late Night Snacks bar in South Philadelphia (1316 South Percy Street). (more...)

BWW Interview: Javier Dzul of DZUL DANCE: THE LAST MAYAN KING at Bickford Theater At The Morris MuseumBWW Interview: Javier Dzul of DZUL DANCE: THE LAST MAYAN KING at Bickford Theater At The Morris Museum
by Jaclyn Layman - Sep 3, 2019

I had the chance to ask Javier Dzul some questions about the world premier of his newest piece Dzul Dance: The Last Mayan King at the Bickford Theater September 20-21. (more...)

BWW Review: Women Rising Triumphantly -- Choreography From The Female Perspective, Featuring Ten Dance Companies Led By Women At The Ford TheatreBWW Review: Women Rising Triumphantly -- Choreography From The Female Perspective, Featuring Ten Dance Companies Led By Women At The Ford Theatre
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Aug 29, 2019

Celebrating the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment granting women the right to vote; assembled and produced by Deborah Brockus, artistic director of the annual Los Angeles Dance Festival. Deborah Brockus has assembled another TKO of a presentation.  This time at the aesthetically invigorating and lovely renovated Ford Theatre; originally entitled, prophetically first named, The PILGRIMAGE Theatre.  It was an enlivening evening from start to finish.  Ms. Brockus is a hands-on participant, besides organizing, directing, choreographing and publicizing and cheerleading all involved, she was there to greet the theatre goers and anyone coming to support and witness this celebration.  Take note of her tenacity and perseverance.   (more...)

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