its celebration of 25 years, the Lively Arts at Indiana University of
Pennsylvania will present Essential
Graham: Martha Graham Dance Company as part of its Ovations! series. Essential
Graham will take place one night only, on Monday,
March 2, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts
Essential Graham is a collection of dance pieces that
brings to life Martha Graham’s revolutionary creative career through the use of
narrative and classic Graham selections.
late Martha Graham is recognized as one of the greatest dancers and
choreographers of the 20th century. She was a leader in the
development of contemporary dance and created a movement language based upon
the expressive capacity of the human body.
founded the Martha Graham Dance Company in 1926 when she started teaching a
group of dancers who had been drawn to her creative work. Her vision crossed all
artistic boundaries, collaborating with leading visual artists, musicians, and
designers of her day. Graham’s groundbreaking techniques and style have earned
the Company acclaim from audiences and the highest respect in more than 50
countries across the globe.
Company, which continues to set the standard for modern dance, has nurtured and
inspired many of the leading choreographers and dancers of the 20th and 21st centuries. The troupe now embraces a new programming vision
that showcases masterpieces by Graham, her contemporaries, and their successors
alongside newly commissioned works by contemporary artists inspired by Graham’s
are available now online, or the Lively Arts’ tickets page. They can also be purchased at the Hadley Union Building
ticket office on the IUP campus or by calling the HUB ticket office at (724)
seats remaining will be sold at the door starting one hour prior to the
performance. Tickets are priced at $26 for regular admission, $22 for seniors
and groups, and $14 for students and children.
more information on this and other events within the Lively Arts, call (724)
357-2787 (ARTS) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ovations! series is funded, in part, by donations through the Premiere Club,
business sponsorships, grants, and the IUP Student Cooperative Association. The
Lively Arts, a program of the College of Fine Arts, presents nearly 200
performances, programs, and exhibits annually.
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for its beauty, grace, power, sensuality, and precision onstage, the Martha
Graham Dance Company has been a leader in the development of contemporary dance
since its founding. Always a fertile ground for experimentation, Martha Graham Dance Company
has been an unparalleled resource, nurturing many of the leading
choreographers and dancers of the 20th and 21st centuries, including
Merce Cunningham, Erick Hawkins, Pearl Lang, Pascal Rioult, and Paul
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