Martha Graham Dance Company Will Leave You Breathless
We’re always especially excited to point out unique shows headed to our theaters, and this is certainly one of them. For dance lovers, it’s a given, but Martha Graham Dance Company can wow any audience and push the boundaries in terms of movement. On Jan. 20, the show comes to Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts; the perfect setting to display this amazing work of art! CLICK HERE for ticket information. Read on to find out why this might be a show for you.
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.
Always a fertile ground for experimentation, Martha Graham Dance Company has been an unparalleled resource in nurturing many of the leading choreographers and dancers of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Merce Cunningham, Erick Hawkins, Pearl Lang, Pascal Rioult and Paul Taylor. Graham’s repertoire of 181 works has also engaged noted performers such as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Claire Bloom, Margot Fonteyn, Liza Minnelli, Rudolf Nureyev, Maya Plisetskaya and Kathleen Turner. Her groundbreaking techniques and unmistakable style have earned the company acclaim from audiences in more than 50 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
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Today, the company continues to foster Graham’s spirit of ingenuity. It is embracing a new programming vision that showcases masterpieces by Graham, her contemporaries and their successors 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.