Special Martha Matinee on April 10, 2021
Martha Graham Dance Company
Martha Graham Dance Company Announces Special Martha Matinee, April 10, 2021
New York, NY, April 5, 2021 – The April Martha Matinee starts the countdown to GrahamFest95, the three-day virtual celebration of the Company’s 95th anniversary taking place April 30–May 2. The matinee will feature the earliest known footage of Graham dancing, rare footage of Graham coaching young Company members in Lamentation, and over 50 archival photos from Graham’s childhood through the early years of her revolution in dance. The matinee will also include a recent performance of Prelude to Action starring the women of today’s Graham Company. Oliver Tobin, Director of Martha Graham Resources, will host the live chat. The matinee will take place on Saturday, April 10, at 2:30pm.
Tickets are $7 for Patreon members. Single tickets are available for $10. All Martha Graham Dance Company events are available starting at $3 per month via Patreon. Membership packages are available at patreon.com/marthagrahamdance.
To purchase tickets for the matinee and for more information about GrahamFest95, visit: www.marthagraham.org.
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.
Xin Ying and Anne Souder in Martha Graham’s "Prelude to Action". Photo credit: Melissa Sherwood
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