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Martha Graham's Ben Schultz and Xiaochuan Xie in The Rite of Spring. Photo by Hibbard Nash Photography.
Northrop Presents

Martha Graham Dance Company

2014//15 Northrop Season
Fri, Apr 10, 8:00 pm & Sat, Apr 11, 8:00 pm
$64, $54, $44
About the Event

Pre-paid reserved parking for this performance is available for purchase here.

Fri, Apr 10, 8:00 pm
Program A:
Prelude and Revolt
(Panorama with U of M students)
Lamentation Variations
The Rite of Spring

Sat, Apr 11, 8:00 pm
Program B:
Diversion of Angels
Rust
Errand
Echo

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 techniquewere 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.

Northrop Presents Martha Graham Dance Company 2014//15 Northrop Season

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Martha Graham's Ying Xin in Diversion of Angels. Photo by Hibbard Nash Photography.

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Martha Graham's Katherine Crockett and Blakeley White-McGuire in Diversion of Angels. Photo by Sara D Davis.

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Martha Graham's Katherine Crockett and David Martinez in Diversion of Angels. Photo by Sara D Davis.

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Martha Graham's Whitney Hunter and Elizabeth Auclair in Errand Into the Maze. Photo by John Deane.

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Martha Graham's Whitney Hunter in Errand Into the Maze. Photo by John Deane.

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Martha Graham's Fang-Yi Sheu in Errand Into the Maze. Photo by John Deane.

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Martha Graham's Christophe Jeannot and Alessandra Prosperi in Errand Into the Maze. Photo by John Deane.

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Martha Graham Dance's Miki Orihara in Errand Into the Maze. Photo by John Deane.

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Martha Graham's Gary Galbraith and Elizabeth Auclair in Errand Into the Maze. Photo by John Deane.

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Martha Graham's Tadej Brdnik, James A Pierce III, Maurizio Nardi, and Fang-Yi Sheu in Lamentation Variations. Photo by Costas.

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Martha Graham's Tadej Brdnik, James A Pierce III, Fang-Yi Sheu, and Maurizio Nardi in Lamentation Variations. Photo by Costas.

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Martha Graham's Xiaochuan Xie and Ben Schultz in The Rite of Spring. Photo by Hibbard Nash Photography.

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Martha Graham's Xiaochuan Xie as The Chosen One in The Rite of Spring. Photo by Sinru Ku.

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Martha Graham's Xiaochuan Xie and Ben Schultz in The Rite of Spring. Photo by Sinru Ku.

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Martha Graham Dance Company in The Rite of Spring. Photo by Sinru Ku.

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Martha Graham Dance Company in The Rite of Spring. Photo by Sinru Ku.

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Martha Graham's Lloyd Mayor in Echo. Photo by Costas.

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Martha Graham's Lorenzo Pagano and Lloyd Mayor in Echo. Photo by Costas.
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Martha Graham's Ben Schultz and Xiaochuan Xie in The Rite of Spring. Photo by Hibbard Nash Photography.