Lloyd Knight is a tall, muscular Black man here wearing red leggings with silver bands at the calves. He poses against a white backdrop in forced arch, the leg closest to the camera raised in parallel attitude front. His torso arches back, nearly parallel to the ground, as he raises his arms in a purposefully bent third position. His head turns toward the camera with an easy, open smile as he tips off-balance.

Lloyd Knight Illuminates the Stage at Graham and Beyond

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.

a dancer in a long grey dress stands on stage, knees bent and leaning into her right hip with arms splayed wide

New Insights into Martha Graham

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.

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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 […]

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