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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
Apr 2015
About the Event

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Fri, Apr 10, 8:00 pm
Prelude and Revolt:

Montage of Three Denishawn-Style Solos
Serenata Morisca
Lamentation
Panorama (with 33 U of M students)

Lamentation Variations
The Rite of Spring


Sat, Apr 11, 8:00 pm

Diversion of Angels
Panorama
Rust
Errand into the Maze
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 technique were a dramatic departure from the predominant style of the time.

Bonus! Martha Graham Dance Company Residency

This spring, the Martha Graham Dance Company and Northrop Presents is partnering to bring an exciting opportunity to dance students in the U of M’s Department of Theatre Arts and Dance. Thanks to generous support from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Company will engage 38 students in a two and a half week residency that will culminate in a performance of the classic Graham piece Panorama.

While in residency, a Graham artist will teach technique, offer question and answer sessions, and set Panorama with the 33 students who will appear in the final performance (eight will be understudies). Rehearsals will be held five to six times per week leading up to the final performances.

Through this unique partnership, the dance students will have the full experience of participating as professional dancers. From assigned dressing rooms, to wearing Graham costumes, to participating in technical rehearsals, and performing alongside this renowned company, this residency is an unparalleled learning opportunity for students.

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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