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5 Facts About Martha Graham Dance Company, Coming to Knight Theater This Month

January 9, 2015
Martha Graham Dance Co. comes to Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts on Jan. 20.

Martha Graham Dance Company comes to Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts Jan. 20.

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. This is certainly a unique experience dance lovers won’t want to miss when the show comes to Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts Jan. 20. CLICK HERE for tickets.

Martha Graham Dance Company has a rich and interesting history. Read on to learn five facts about this exquisite group and the talent behind it.

  • It all began in 1926 when Martha Graham started teaching a group of dancers who had been drawn to her creative work. Thus began the Martha Graham Studio, to remain under her personal guidance for the next 66 years.
  • Recognized as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Martha Graham created a movement language based upon the expressive capacity of the human body.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance has the distinction of being the longest continuously operating school of dance in America and is a charter member of the accrediting organization, the National Association of Schools of Dance.

To learn more about the show headed to Charlotte or to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE. Prices begin at $20.

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