Martha is having her YouTube moment. Who can resist the sight of the modern dance icon donning 3-D glasses for the Wednesday Martha Matinees, a marvelous hump day mix of vintage and recent performances? These are just one of many outstanding pieces of digital programming coming out of the Martha Graham Dance Company since the lockdown, which have also included the world premiere of Immediate Tragedy (a lost 1937 solo reimagined for the internet), company member Lloyd Knight's lively interviews with the dancers and a robust Instagram network of Graham technique classes.
This is not only Martha's moment, but Janet Eilber's as well, as she has been creating historical context for the company's work since she took the helm. Fans are well acquainted with Eilber's vast insights during her pre-show curtain talks, but now she is putting her Graham smarts to work in a way for us all to learn.
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