Founded in 1926 the Martha Graham Dance Company is the oldest and most celebrated contemporary dance company in America. The Company has received international acclaim from audiences in over 50 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East and has also produced several award-winning films broadcast on PBS and around the world.
The Martha Graham Dance Company will be performing two programs, described below, throughout their engagement with the Skirball Center in addition to a special gala repertory program on May 14, honoring Paul Szilard.
Program A Clytemnestra
This classic tale of love, betrayal and murder at the time of the Trojan War is reimagined by America’s greatest choreographer through the eyes of Agamemnon’s queen, the all-powerful Clytemnestra.
Program B Lamentation Variations, Sketches from “Chronicle,” Errand into the Maze, Maple Leaf Rag
A program of diverse repertory ranging from Graham’s compelling rejection of war in Sketches from “Chronicle” to her lighthearted spoof, Maple Leaf Rag. Plus, three contemporary choreographers offer their take on Graham’s iconic solo Lamentation.
“One of the seven wonders of the artistic universe.” -WASHINGTON POST
Photos: Maurizio Nardi (left) and David Martinez (right) in Martha Graham's "Clytemnestra." Both photos by Costas.
Video: Clytemnestra exerpt. For additional media, click here.