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What to Look For in a Postgrad Training Program

Postgrad training programs have long held an important, if complicated, place in the dance industry. At their best, these experiences for young adults on the cusp of their careers can give students pro-level experiences and crucial industry connections. At their worst, they sell false hope in exchange for sky-high tuition.

3 Shows We're Hoping to Catch This Month

From an ongoing project manipulating motion capture technology to a Giselle with Spanish flair, here are three performances we’ve penciled into our calendars this month. Hitting the Punchline Ben Schultz and Lorenzo Pagano in Annie-B Parson’s I used to love you Brigid Pierce, Courtesy Janet Stapleton ONLINE The Martha Graham Dance Company’s programming this month […]

The Graham Company Is Making Quarantine Magic With its Archives

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 […]

Martha Graham Dancer Helen Gray McGehee, 98, Dies

Helen Gray McGehee Umaña passed away peacefully on April 9, 2020. Born in Lynchburg, Virginia on May 10, 1921, McGehee graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in 1942 with a major in Latin and Greek. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, McGehee found her calling and her talent for modern dance while in college. After doing […]

Is Your Pre-Show Ritual Uninspired? Take A Cue From These 12 Pros

We know there are certain things dancers can do pre-show to help them perform at their best. (Like warming up, eating something energizing and maybe even taking a nap!) But pre-show routines are also highly individual, and involve artists preparing their heads for performance just as much as their bodies. That could mean anything from […]

Channel Your Inner Martha for the Graham Company's New Instagram Challenge

Do it for the Graham: Get ready to channel your inner Martha for a new Instagram challenge that the Martha Graham Dance Company is launching today. The contest, 19 Poses for the 19th Amendment, is part of The Eve Project, the company’s two-year-long celebration of the centennial of the amendment that gave women the right […]

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