Martha Graham Dance Company

At Ted Shawn Theatre: Aug 14 - Aug 17

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This performance took place August 14-17, 2019. Scroll for bonus content!

Imbued with the legacy of modern dance pioneer Martha Graham, this acclaimed American company returned to Jacob’s Pillow with The EVE Project, in celebration of female power and the 100th Anniversary of the 19th amendment. This two-year project presented a comprehensive range of Graham’s classics alongside new commissions by some of today’s leading female voices, providing entree into today’s most pressing conversations.

Featured works on the program include Graham’s iconic Appalachian Spring and all-female Chronicle, as well as a suite of Lamentation Variations and a new work by Sleep No More’s choreographer Maxine Doyle and former Batsheva Dance Company member Bobbi Jene Smith. Read more in the program and in PillowNotes.

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Watch the Post-Show Talk

Artistic Director Janet Eilber and dancers Lloyd Knight and Anne O’Donnell in conversation with Jacob’s Pillow Scholar-in-Residence Debra Cash.

In the Press

“The mighty Martha Graham Dance Company is performing “Appalachian Spring” and other works this week at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. The company is looking fine and strong, and the dancers gave the kind of deeply committed performances that keep the Graham repertoire vibrant and yes, relevant.” Read more from Janine Parker in The Boston Globe.

Dive into Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive

This ever-growing collection includes dance videos filmed at Jacob’s Pillow from the 1930s to today and new illustrated essays. Explore more from Martha Graham Dance Company on JPDI:

  • Martha Graham Dance Company in AXE from 2015
  • Martha Graham Dance Company in Rust from 2013
  • Martha Graham Dance Company in The Rite of Spring from 2013
  • Martha Graham Dance Company in Night Journey from 1994