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Martha Graham Dancer On Streetswings History Pages

Stage Name

Birth Name

Martha Graham Martha Graham
    Ruth St. Denis perform her Egyptia routine. Later, in 1916 she joined the Denishawn school and made her professional debut in 1920 with Xochitl and in 1926 she gave her first solo recital in New York. Graham started to develop new approaches to dance through the use of movement, costumes, psychology, facial expressions, etc.

     In 1927 she founded the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in New York. Graham worked with music composer Louis Horst for many years. By the 1950's she would be recognized as the leading American Choreographer of Interpretive dancing and later in 1964 she founded the Batsheva Dance company ( Tel Aviv) also in 1967 the Contemporary Dance Theater ( London.) Martha was a pioneer and legend in Modern and Contemporary dance forms. Though continuing as a teacher and choreographer, Grahams final dance performance was in 1969 and and retired in 1970.

Birth Place

Birth Date

Spouse

Offspring

Allegheny, PA. 5/11/1894 - 1991 Erick Hawkins (1948) n/a
       

Dance Types

Dance Partners

Music Titles

Ballet Ted Shawn $ Music for Martha Graham
Contemporary Dance Denishawn Dance Company $ Music For Martha v3
Modern Dance Merce' Cunningham $ More Music For Martha
      Paul Taylor      
         

Ballets

Theaters

Stage

$ 1926 - Flute Of Krishna Adelphi Theater (1958) 1920 - Xochitl
$ 1930 - Laminations Century Theater 1923 - Greenwich Village Follies
$ 1935 - The Frontier Radio City Music Hall 1950s Bangkok Tour
$ 1938 - Bonnie Bird Demos            
1944 - Appalachian Spring(1958)            
$1946 - Cave of the Heart(1976)      

Dancers

$1947 - Errand into the Maze       Bertram Ross(Embattled Garden)
1948 - Diversion Of Angels       Glen Tetley(Embattled Garden)
1958 - Clytemnestra Primitive Canticles       Juliet Fisher(Secular Games)
1958 - Embattled Garden       Matt Turney(Embattled Garden)
1962 - Secular Games       Olive Thompson(Secular Games)
$ 1976 - Adoration's(Her Company)       Peter Randazzo(Secular Games)
$ 1981 - Acts of Light       Robert Powell(Secular Games)
Dark Meadow       Yuriko(Embattled Garden)
Errand into the Maze        
Joan of Arc            
Letter to the World            
           

Films

Night Clubs

Publications

1919 - Male and Female n/a 1941 - Martha - 16 Dances ...
1955 - Helen Keller Her Story       12/22/1947 - Life Magazine
1957 - A Dancers World       10/15/90 - Newsweek
1979 - Kennedy Center Honors       $1991 Blood Memory ( Her bio)
1993 - Dancing (TV)       $1991 Martha by Helpern
$ 1988 - Martha Graham, An American       $1991 MG - Her Evolution
$ 1994 - Martha Dancer Reveled       $1992 Martha - Life and Work Of
3 by Martha ( Cave & Maze)       1992 Martha reveled ( Demille)
            $1997 Martha Dancers remember
            $ MG A Dancers Life
            $1998 - MG Founder of Modern ...

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