Join us at The ARENA as Martha Graham Dance Company Senior Artistic Associate, Denise Vale, teaches Martha Graham Technique accompanied by percussionist Tarek Abdelqader. Graham Technique builds strength, balance, stamina, focus, extended kinetic vocabulary, and provides an introduction to fundamental Graham phrases and repertory.
Denise Vale danced with the Company for ten years dancing many of the major roles of the Graham repertory. She is well known for her performance as Woman in White in Diversion of Angels, and widely acclaimed as the first Leader in the reconstruction of Steps in the Street. She starred in Night Chant, a ballet created for her by Martha Graham, and in the Graham solos Lamentation, Frontier, Satyric Festival Song, and Serenata Morisca. As Senior Artistic Associate, Ms. Vale serves primarily as the rehearsal director for the Martha Graham Company, is on the faculty of the Graham School, and travels throughout the world teaching master classes in the Graham Technique for dancers of all ages and abilities. Ms Vale also restages the Graham ballets for major dance companies such as Ballet de Lorraine, Ballet Flanders, Semperoper in Dresden, Germany and the Grand Theater Opera in Lodz, Poland.