Martha Graham founded contemporary dance in this country as we know it today, and together with Picasso, Stravinsky, and Balanchine, stands as one of the true artistic giants of the 20th century. Although the company she founded in 1926 is still going strong, it hasn’t been to McCarter in a decade, so we are long overdue! In the course of the 181 works she created, Graham conveyed the depth of human emotion by creating her own vocabulary of movement which remains unique to the company of dancers who continue to carry the torch. Their McCarter program will incorporate a representative cross-section of her genius, including Diversion of Angels, Cave of the Heart, and Errand into the Maze. Suffice it to say that seeing Graham at least once in your lifetime is an essential artistic experience and not to be missed.
A special pre-show discussion will take place at 7:00 p.m., featuring Martha Graham Dance Co. Artistic Director Janet Eilber. Ms. Eilber will discuss Martha Graham’s place in the pantheon of great choreographers, as well as contextual analysis of the works highlighted in the evening program.
Presented in collaboration with Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts.
This engagement of the Martha Graham Dance Company is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts .