Groundbreaking Dance Company to Perform in Fisher Auditorium

Posted on 2/19/2015 3:39:37 PM

Continuing 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 Center.

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.

The 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.

Graham 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.

The 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 legacy.

Tickets 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) 357-1313.

Any 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.

For more information on this and other events within the Lively Arts, call (724) 357-2787 (ARTS) or e-mail lively-arts@iup.edu.

The 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.

Martha Graham Dance Company

Ovations!

Essential Graham: Martha Graham Dance Company

Essential Graham: Martha Graham Dance Company

March 2, 2015
8:00 p.m.

Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

Known 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 Taylor.

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For more information, visit Martha Graham Dance, e-mail , or call 724-357-2787.