For the last 18 years, Lloyd Knight has been a member of the Martha Graham Dance Company, where he has been a principal since 2014. And though he deeply loves the Graham repertory and technique, and has made strong impressions in many of Graham’s works, he is always looking for more. “I don’t want to be put in a box,” he says.
Rarely has a biographer stretched our knowledge of her life and times as much as Neil Baldwin in his new book, Martha Graham: When Dance Became Modern.
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.
All of our performance picks this month—an evening length ballet and an off-Broadway musical, mixed bills and multi-choreographer projects—feature intriguing premieres from an impressive array of dancemakers
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 […]
Even when just walking down the street, Xin Ying often can’t help herself: She has to dance. One evening in June, while visiting family in Indiana, she paused on a stretch of suburban road bathed in golden-hour sunlight. To the sound of birdsong, she let her impulses guide her in a short improvisation, or what […]
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 […]
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 […]