Martha Graham

Martha Graham (May 11, 1894 – April 1, 1991) was an American modern dancer and choreographer whose influence on dance has been compared with the influence Picasso had on modern visual arts, Stravinsky had on music, or Frank Lloyd Wright had on architecture.

She danced and choreographed for over seventy years. Graham was the first dancer ever to perform at the White House, travel abroad as a cultural ambassador, and receive the highest civilian award of the USA: the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In her lifetime she received honors ranging from the Key to the City of Paris to Japan's Imperial Order of the Precious Crown. She said, in the 1994 documentary "The Dancer Revealed", "I have spent all my life with dance and being a dancer. It's permitting life to use you in a very intense way. Sometimes it is not pleasant. Sometimes it is fearful. But nevertheless it is inevitable."

Read more about Martha GrahamInfluence and Legacy, Martha Graham Dance Company, Quotations, Accolades, Choreography, Early Dancers

Other articles related to "martha graham, graham, martha":

Modern Dance - Predecessors - Radical Dance
... Anna Sokolow—A student of Martha Graham and Louis Horst, Sokolow created her own dance company (circa 1930) ... Merce Cunningham—A former ballet student and performer with Martha Graham, he presented his first New York solo concert with John Cage in 1944 ... became a soloist and the first male dancer in Martha Graham's dance company ...
Martha Graham - Early Dancers
... Graham's original girls were superb – Bessie Schonberg, Evelyn Sabin, Martha Hill, Gertrude Shurr, Anna Sokolow, Nelle Fisher, Dorothy Bird, Bonnie Bird, Sophie Maslow, May O'Donnell ...
Ballets By Martha Graham - Martha Graham Dance Company
... See also Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance The Martha Graham Dance Company is the oldest dance company in America, founded in 1926 ... Denis' The Incense Graham's reconstruction of Ted Shawn's Serenata Morisca Graham's Lamentation Yuriko's reconstruction of Graham's Panorama, performed by dancers from Skidmore ...
Marjorie Guthrie
... Marjorie Mazia Guthrie (October 6, 1917 – March 13, 1983) was a dancer of the Martha Graham Company, a dance teacher and for a time the wife of folk musician Woody Guthrie, and was the mother of ... She became a dancer for Martha Graham in 1935, later she became a teacher for her and finally opened her own dance school in the late 40s ... She met Guthrie in 1940 as a Martha Graham Dancer trained in Modern Dance, while she was adapting some of Guthrie's Dust Bowl Ballads to a routine ...
List Of Punahou School Alumni - Entertainment - Broadway Stage and Dance Performers
33* Jean Erdman (Sarah Lawrence) — one of Martha Graham's first dancers, founded her own NYC dance company spouse of religion and mythology author Joseph Campbell (attended ...

Famous quotes by martha graham:

    Nothing is more revealing than movement.
    Martha Graham (1894–1991)

    No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time; it is just that others are behind the times.
    Martha Graham (1894–1991)