Martha Graham's Genius Graces Performing Arts Stage in Purchase
Saturday, May 5, 2012, 8:00pm
The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY
Tickets are $30-$75
See the stunning work of genius choreographer Martha Graham when The Martha Graham Dance Company takes the stage at Purchase's Performing Arts Center on May 5 at 8 p.m.
Graham (1894-1991) shook up the dance establishment with the new, uniquely American dance idiom she created. It was strikingly different from the existing smooth, traditional European model because its movements were infused with the raw power of emotion.
Graham's impact on the arts cannot be overstated. She was also a talented teacher who nurtured many other dancer-choreographers, including Alvin Alley, Merce Cunningham and Twyla Tharp. She was as determined as a mentor as she was in her desire to express her artistic vision. "Great dancers are not great because of their technique," she said, "they are great because of their passion."
Graham also collaborated with other influential artists, including sculptor Isamu Noguchi, in creating mold-breaking work.Their partnership inspired the works to be performed on May 5, including: "Embattled Garden," "Errand into the Maze," and "Cave of the Heart." Take the chance to see Martha Graham's passionate, history-making dances when The Martha Graham Dance Company performs them. Tickets are $30-$75. For more information and tickets, visit the Center's website.