Martha Graham

Martha Graham has had a deep and lasting impact on American art and culture. She single-handedly defined contemporary dance as a uniquely American art form, which the nation has in turn shared with the world. Crossing artistic boundaries, she collaborated with and commissioned work from the leading visual artists, musicians, and designers of her day, including sculptors Isamu Noguchi and Alexander Calder and composers Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, and Gian Carlo Menotti.  During her long and illustrious career, Graham created 181 dance compositions. During the Bicentennial she was granted the United States’ highest civilian honor, The Medal of Freedom. In 1998, TIME Magazine named her the “Dancer of the Century.” The first dancer to perform at the White House and to act as a cultural ambassador abroad, she captured the spirit of a nation. “No artist is ahead of his time,” she said. “He is his time. It is just that the others are behind the time.”

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  • Tue. Nov 19, 6:30 pm
  • Wed. Nov 20, 6:30 pm
  • Thu. Nov 21, 6:30 pm
Was Martha Graham a Surrealist? The Martha Graham Dance Company will present an intimate look at two seminal Graham masterworks created during the height of the Surrealist movement.
$20 (includes a glass of wine)
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