Who is Martha Graham?

  • (noun): United States dancer and choreographer whose work was noted for its austerity and technical rigor (1893-1991).
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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.

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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 ...
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 ...
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 1921-32) '39 Helen ...
Marjorie Guthrie
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 ...
Modern Dance - Predecessors - Radical Dance
... Anna Sokolow—A student of Martha Graham and Louis Horst, Sokolow created her own dance company (circa 1930) ... Cunningham—A former ballet student and performer with Martha Graham, he presented his first New York solo concert with John Cage in 1944 ... of George Balanchine, Hawkins became a soloist and the first male dancer in Martha Graham's dance company ...

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    We look at the dance to impart the sensation of living in an affirmation of life, to energize the spectator into keener awareness of the vigor, the mystery, the humor, the variety, and the wonder of life. This is the function of the American dance.
    Martha Graham (1894–1991)

    You’ve strung your breasts
    with a rattling rope of pearls,
    tied a jangling belt
    around those deadly hips
    and clinking jewelled anklets
    on both your feet.
    So, stupid,
    if you run off to your lover like this,
    banging all these drums,
    then why
    do you shudder with all this fear
    and look up, down;
    in every direction?
    Amaru (c. seventh century A.D.?, Kashmirian king, compiler, author of some of the poems in the anthology which bears his name. translated from the Amaruataka by Martha Ann Selby, vs. 31, Motilal Banarsidass (1983)