Martha Graham Dance Company Studio Series: Shoot the Dancers
Martha Graham Dance Company
Martha Graham Dance Company
Studio Series: Shoot the Dancers
Rose Eichenbaum’s Inside the Dancer’s Art
November 15–16, 2017
New York, NY (updated: November 9, 2017) – The Martha Graham Dance Company’s third annual Shoot the Dancers event will showcase Rose Eichenbaum’s new book, Inside the Dancer’s Art. As part of the event, audience members are invited to try their hand at capturing the perfect dance image.
Acclaimed photographer Rose Eichenbaum will discuss her approach to dance photography and her new book, Inside the Dancer’s Art (Wesleyan, July 2017), a collection of more than 250 color and black-and-white photographs paired with inspirational quotes by renowned dancers including Pina Bausch, Julio Bocca, Gregory Hines, Judith Jamison, Bill T. Jones, Janet Eilber, Mark Morris, Tiler Peck, Ann Reinking, Paul Taylor, Tommy Tune, and many more.
Following the discussion, the Graham Company will take the stage dressed in an array of fashions by Norma Kamali. The audience is invited to photograph the dancers as they perform selections from the Company repertory. Photographers of all ages welcome. A book signing with Eichenbaum will follow.
Shoot the Dancers will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, November 15–16, at 7pm. Tickets are $25 in advance/$30 at door. Advance tickets available until November 14. Purchase tickets online at www.marthagraham.org. The Martha Graham Studio Theater is located at 55 Bethune Street, 11th floor, in Manhattan.
Rose Eichenbaum is an award-winning photographer and one of the most respected photojournalists working in the arts today. A former graduate student in dance ethnology at UCLA set the groundwork for a career dedicated to teaching, research, photographic documentation, and the investigation of artistic creativity through performance. Eichenbaum has photographed, interviewed, and worked closely with some of the world’s most celebrated artists and performing companies. Her portraits and profiles have been in numerous one-woman exhibitions including shows at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the Center of Creative Arts (COCA) in St. Louis, the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs (NY), and a three-year national tour hosted by the Smithsonian Institution. Eichenbaum is a regular contributing photographer for Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher, Pointe Magazine, and other dance-related publications and is currently the official photographer for the new USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. Eichenbaum is also the author of several books, including Masters of Movement–Portraits of America’s Great Choreographers and The Dancer Within–Intimate Conversations with Great Dancers. www.roseeichenbaum.com.
About the Graham Studio Series
The Graham Studio Series offers performances and discussions in the intimate setting of the Martha Graham Dance Company’s West Village studios. The Studio Series includes GrahamDeconstructed, which offers audiences an opportunity to view the great Graham works up close and to hear about the artistic and historical context of their creation from Artistic Director Janet Eilber; NEW@Graham, which provides audiences with a look inside the creative process of new works commissioned by the Company; and Shoot the Dancers, which features conversations with leading dance photographers followed by an informal performance by the Graham Company. Audience members are invited to photograph the dancers in action.
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 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.
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.
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