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Martha Graham

Joss Carter Takes us to the Deep End of the Pool

Ken Ludden | Posted 09.01.2015 | Arts
Ken Ludden

Joss Carter is a young British choreographer who embodies the purest principles of fine art, having distilled them in the incubator of his own soul.

After 17 Years of Devotion, Ella Baff Exits Jacob's Pillow

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 08.20.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

But while Baff's physical imprint on the property has been huge, it's her realized vision of Jacob's Pillow as a breeding ground for art that has made the largest impact on dance.

Dancing Queens

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 07.08.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The American Ballet Theatre recently announced that Misty Copeland would be promoted to the role of principal dancer, the first African-American woman to be named to this esteemed role in the world of ballet.

Our American Dancers Will Never Be Royals, and That's a Good Thing

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.26.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Watching the Royal Ballet is like staring at a Degas painting for two and a half hours. The company preserves, but it doesn't push and evolve. Still, it's pretty.

Showcasing Great Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.17.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Martha Graham's impact on the art of dance has been compared to the impacts of Stravinsky, Picasso and Frank Lloyd Wright to the fields of music, painting, and architecture, respectively.

Martha Graham Dance Company Is As Relevant as Ever in Its Joyce Season

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 04.15.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

In 1960, dance critic Jill Johnston reviewed Martha Graham's season at the 5th Street Theatre. She likened the choreographer to "a kind of high priest...

Maya Angelou: The Power of an Evolving Brand

Tamara Jacobs | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Tamara Jacobs

The recent passing of the iconic author and poet, Maya Angelou, closed the chapter on one of the most enduring and prolific personal brands America ha...

Ricardo Bustamante: Profile of a Ballet Master at San Francisco Ballet

Sean Martinfield | Posted 06.08.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Last week's premiere at San Francisco Ballet proved to be an all-around artistic feat - again for Ratmansky, for the entire company of San Francisco Ballet and, yes, for Shostakovich who had not penned these compositions for the ballet stage.

And the Winner Is...

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.17.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The Presidential Medal of Freedom may not have the name cachet of an Oscar, but it is our nation's highest civilian honor and an award to be celebrated.

Inspiration and Creativity: Dancemakers Inspired by Martha Graham

Johnny Nevin | Posted 11.13.2013 | Arts
Johnny Nevin

Inspiration and creativity are so elusively interwoven that the most compelling and important new art is always a collaboration, perhaps unrecognized, with whatever past accomplishment made the present what it is.

You Are a Genius: 5 Steps to Creative Freedom

Mark Matousek | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

There are genius nurses, genius firemen, genius parents and genius accountants. Genius relates to the how even more than to the what. When we bring light to the world -- when our actions increase beauty, truth and love -- we know that we're following our genius.

ADF 8: Opening Night (2) and Closing

Lightsey Darst | Posted 10.14.2013 | Arts
Lightsey Darst

I love dancers' parties. The floor's full and no one's drunk, with every style and move you can think of unleashed, celebrated, spun, from electric boogaloo to sixties go-go to glam jazz to the running man.

Pilobolus at the Joyce

Christopher Atamian | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

If human centipedes, Houdini-like escapes, Cirque de Soleil-style aerial acrobatics and lots of very sexy, muscular performers in dance belts appeal to your sense of fun and aesthetics, then Pilobolus' annual run at the Joyce Theater should be your cup of tea.

ADF 5: Learning From the Past: Duane Cyrus Rehearses Martha Graham

Lightsey Darst | Posted 09.25.2013 | Arts
Lightsey Darst

Rehearsal for Martha Graham's Helios, Durham School of the Arts. The usual dancer pile-up -- dancers stretching, listening to music on their headphones, even singing along.

Bodies as Media

Noemie Lafrance | Posted 11.12.2012 | Arts
Noemie Lafrance

Dance has been through a rapid evolution over the last century, from neo-classical, to modern, to post-modern. In the last few decades it carved new i...

In Conversation With Damian Woetzel, Artistic Director of the Vail International Dance Festival

Adria Rolnik | Posted 09.26.2012 | Arts
Adria Rolnik

VIDF has grown into one of the most renowned summer festivals in the world and has been widely acclaimed for its innovation.

Michael Uthoff: Life of an Artist

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 07.09.2012 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

Michael Uthoff is an artist and the son of artists. He is a dancer and a choreographer, an artistic director and administrator and above all, Michael Uthoff is a teacher.

Interview With Martha Graham Principals

Christopher Atamian | Posted 06.17.2012 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

This interview with Martha Graham Dance Company principals Tadej Brdnik and Blakeley White-McGuire was conducted in March before the company's annual run at the Joyce.

Dance Review: Paul Taylor Dance Company at the Koch Theater

Debra Levine | Posted 05.21.2012 | Arts
Debra Levine

Last week was heady for American modern dance in New York. The Martha Graham Dance Company performed historic works from the great one's canon at the Joyce Theater.

Prima Ballerina Goes Contemporary In New Martha Graham Dance

The Huffington Post | Amber Genuske | Posted 03.14.2012 | Home

Martha Graham forever changed contemporary dance when she came onto the scene in 1926 with her Center of Contemporary Dance. Eighty-six years later an...

The Bolshoi Ballet In Theaters

Posted 03.12.2012 | Home


The Global Search for Education: Where Is the Next Martha Graham?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.12.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

How important is dance to life? How important is oxygen to life? In American culture today, Martha Graham's legacy serves as a constant reminder of the importance of dance in our lives.

20 Visionary Women in New Angella Nazarian Book, 'Pioneers of the Possible'

Jay Weston | Posted 05.05.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Nazarian selected 20 stirring success stories of women, some living and some deceased, who have made a difference. The list includes writers, artists, politicians, spiritual leaders, business moguls, architects, athletes and activists.

New Exhibit At Library of Congress Looks At The Politics Of Dance

AP | Posted 02.20.2012 | Arts

WASHINGTON -- Throughout much of the 20th century, choreographers created political dances that protested injustices, advocated reforms and showed div...

Online Dance Contest Makes You Say What You're Feeling

AP | By VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 01.19.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- The Martha Graham Dance Company wants to know: What are you thinking – or feeling? That's the question participants worldwide must ...