Martha Graham Dance Company
Friday, February 7, 2014 • 8:00 pm
Presented by Clowes Presents
Tickets start at $25
The Martha Graham Dance Company finishes a week-long residency at Clowes with this special performance. The company has been a leader in the development of contemporary dance since its founding in 1926. Informed by the expansive vision of pioneering choreographer Martha Graham, the Company brings to life a timeless and uniquely American style of dance that has influenced generations of artists and continues to captivate audiences. 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.
Appalachian Spring (1944) - Music by Aaron Copland - 70th Anniversary of this dance classic.
Clytemnestra (1958) - Music by Halim El-Dabh - Preview performance before the New York debut of the reimagined work.
Maple Leaf Rag (1990) - Music by Scott Joplin - Graham's final choregraphed work.
Join David Hochoy, Artistic Director for Dance Kaleidoscope and former Martha Graham company member, and Susan McGuire, Professor of Dance at Butler University, for a discussion on the legacy of Martha Graham at 7:15pm in the Krannert Room. Admission is free with your paid ticket to the event.
This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, which is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from the Indiana Arts Commission.