"Graham was a prime revolutionary in the arts of this century and the American dancer and choreographer whose name became synonymous with modern dance."
- The New York Times
- The New York Times
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the original iconoclastic dance The Rite of Spring, created by composer Igor Stravinsky and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky, America's most celebrated modern dance company re-stages Martha Graham's acclaimed interpretation. Graham's 1984 Rite of Spring is full of her signature intensity, bold styling, and beautifully stark choreography; Anna Kisselgoff of The New York Times writes "...in her evocation of seemingly remote climes and cultures, she can make us recognize universal emotions." The program also includes new contemporary dances: Lamentation Variations, a collection of contemporary dances inspired by Graham's famous solo, and a new work by noted Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato.
Wednesday, August 21 through Saturday, August 24 at 8pm
Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25 at 2pm
Tickets: $45, $65, $75
* FESTIVAL FINALE Saturday, August 25, 8pm tickets: $75, $100, $150.
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PillowTalk: Framing Martha Graham, Saturday, August 24 at 4pm
Martha Graham Dance Company Artistic Director Janet Eilber garners both cheers and criticism for her efforts to make the Graham company's work relevant for today. Here she talks about what she's doing with the company and why. Click here for a full schedule of free PillowTalks.
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