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Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 11:10am

The Martha Graham School honors Peggy Lyman Hayes at its Annual Scholarship Luncheon




OCTOBER 16, 2013


New York, NY, August 30, 2013 — The Martha Graham School will honor Peggy Lyman Hayes, a star with the Martha Graham Dance Company from 1973 to 1988, at its Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, October 16. Ms. Lyman Hayes is celebrating her 40th Anniversary with the Company. All proceeds raised at the luncheon will benefit the Graham School’s Scholarship Fund.


Peggy Lyman Hayes has been affiliated with the Martha Graham Dance Company as Principal Dancer, Company Rehearsal Director, Director of Graham 2, school senior faculty, and Regisseur since 1973. As a principal dancer with the Company, she danced leading roles in many of the most famous Graham ballets, and had three classic solos—Frontier, Lamentation, and The Incense recreated for her by Martha Graham. Martha Graham also created four new ballets to display Ms. Lyman Hayes’ dramatic versatility—Frescoes, Judith, Acts of Light, and Andromache's Lament. Ms. Lyman Hayes currently holds positions as Company Regisseur and senior faculty.


The Martha Graham School caters to a wide range of students, from professional dancers to those seeking their first dance experience, and offers professional training programs and outreach programs in the public schools. Located in New York City, it is the longest continuously operating school of dance in the United States and the only one primarily focused on the Martha Graham Technique and Repertory. Classes are taught by faculty who have worked with Martha Graham and who are current or former members of the Martha Graham Dance Company.


The Luncheon will held on Wednesday, October 16, from 12 to 2pm, at the Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York City. The event will begin with a performance by Graham 2, the School’s student company, followed by a luncheon and silent auction.  For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit marthagraham.org/luncheon.


About the Martha Graham Dance Company:

The Martha Graham Dance Company has been a leader in the development of contemporary dance since its founding in 1926. Today, the Company is embracing a new programming vision that showcases masterpieces by Graham, her contemporaries and their successors alongside newly commissioned works by contemporary artists. With programs that unite the work of choreographers across time within a rich historical and thematic narrative, the Company is actively working to create new platforms for contemporary dance and multiple points of access for audiences. It is home to the Martha Graham School.


Since its inception, the Martha Graham Dance Company has received international acclaim from audiences in more than 50 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The Company has performed at the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, the Paris Opera House, Covent Garden, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, as well as at the base of the Great Pyramids in Egypt and in the ancient Herod Atticus Theatre on the Acropolis in Athens. In addition, the Company has also produced several award-winning films broadcast on PBS and around the world. More information can be found at www.marthagraham.org.

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