Martha Graham Dance Company

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Northrop says
Northrop Presents
Martha Graham Dance Company
Fri, Apr 10, 8:00 pm
Sat, Apr 11, 8:00 pm
Carlson Family Stage

Program A (Friday):
Prelude and Revolt (with U of M student dancers)
Lamentation Variations
Maple Leaf Rag

Program B (Saturday):
Errand into the Maze
Diversion of Angels
Rite of Spring

*Additional repertory to be announced. Repertory subject to change.

Martha Graham has had a deep and lasting impact on American art and culture. She single-handedly defined contemporary dance as a uniquely American art form, which the nation has in turn shared with the world. Crossing artistic boundaries, she collaborated with and commissioned work from the leading visual artists, musicians, and designers of her day, including sculptor Isamu Noguchi and composers Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, and Gian Carlo Menotti.

Graham’s groundbreaking style grew from her experimentation with the elemental movements of contraction and release. By focusing on the basic activities of the human form, she enlivened the body with raw, electric emotion. The sharp, angular, and direct movements of her technique were a dramatic departure from the predominant style of the time.

BONUS: The masterwork Panorama will feature 24 U of MN dance students as part of the extended Martha Graham Dance Company.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9WWRb5vJ2s&list=UUdAiS238Pu9k5eGCFR9DVYw&index=2
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By: Northrop

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