Season Event

Martha Graham Dance Company

  • October 21, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Described by The Washington Post as “one of the seven wonders of the artistic universe” and by The New York Times as “one of the great companies of the world,” Martha Graham Dance Company is one of the oldest and most celebrated contemporary dance companies on the planet. Since it was formed more than eight decades ago by modern dance pioneer Martha Graham, it has produced groundbreaking works that continue to inspire generations of choreographers and captivate audiences. Choreographer and dancer Graham revolutionized dance by expanding the vocabulary of movement and using new, unorthodox techniques to communicate emotional and spiritual themes. Committed to preserving the founder’s legacy, this extraordinary company showcases both masterpieces and newly commissioned works. Featured on this program is Graham’s innovative modern dance masterwork, Appalachian Spring, for which she commissioned Aaron Copland to provide the score. The program also includes Lamentation Variations and Prelude and Revolt which includes a special performance of Graham's Panorama danced by the Mason Dance Company. “[Graham’s choreography] remains a true, living American document.” (The New York Times)

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