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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... 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, Jane Dudley ...
... 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 ... student of George Balanchine, Hawkins became a soloist and the first male dancer in Martha Graham's 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 College excerpts from Yuriko's and ...
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 Duryea Dietz (Dominican ...
... 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 folk ... 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 ...
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“America does not concern itself now with Impressionism. We own no involved philosophy. The psyche of the land is to be found in its movement. It is to be felt as a dramatic force of energy and vitality. We move; we do not stand still. We have not yet arrived at the stock-taking stage.”
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