The photographs of Martha Graham have always inspired me to stay connected to my own creative spirit. The photo above may be the most famous photograph ever taken of an American dancer. It is a 1940 image by Barbara Morgan taken of Martha Graham in the ballet Letter to the World.
And now, by creating this blog, she has inspired me to plan ahead and get tickets for all three performances in February 2015. I have lived in NYC for years and have not seen a Martha Graham Dance Company performance! This season's offering seems to be a perfect fit for me, as the sets are designed by another muse of mine, Isamu Noguchi.
Take a look below to see what the 2015 New York season brings!
The company pays tribute to Graham’s defining influence as an American Modernist with Shape&Design, a program highlighting the sculptural and architectural aspects of choreography by Graham and others.
Program A: Feb 11, 15 at 7:30pm; Feb 12, 20-21 at 8pm; Feb 22 at 2pm – Satyric Festival Song,Embattled Garden, Lamentation Variations, Rust,Chronicle
Program B: Feb 17, 22 at 7:30pm; Feb 13-14, 19 at 8pm – Lamentation Variations, Errand Into the Maze,The Snow Falls in the Winter, Echo. Each B Program will open with Essential Shape&Design: Deep Songand Panorama (Feb 13), Frontier and “Steps in the Street” (Feb 14, 17), and Deep Song and Primitive Mysteries (Feb 19, 22)
Program C: Feb 15, 21 at 2pm; Feb 18 at 7:30pm –Lamentation, Embattled Garden, At Summer’s Full,Errand Into the Maze, Diversion of Angels