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 Post subject: Martha Graham Dance Company 2005-06
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:25 am 
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Follow this link to a unique website that gets behind the scenes at the Graham company:

Visit Jordy Kandinsky's Locker


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 8:30 am 
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Wow, what a great website. Wouldn't it be great if all dance companies could do something so informative and fun?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 12:50 pm 
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The Graham Company will be in Northern CA next week. A couple of articles from the San Jose Mercury News.

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Graham's dance masterpiece is all-American
By Mark Whittington
Mercury News

Baseball, apple pie, Martha Graham. Some things are pure American.

Modern dance legend Graham sought to capture the American spirit in her most famous work, ``Appalachian Spring,'' with its music so American that it's familiar even to folks who've never seen any dance.

The Martha Graham Dance Company brings ``Appalachian Spring'' to life at Stanford next Wednesday.


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Graham dancers leave turmoil behind
By Mark Whittington
Mercury News

After years of trouble, the Martha Graham Dance Company finally seems ready to keep its founder's legacy alive.

The company returns to the Bay Area for the first time in six years next Wednesday. The program at Stanford includes ``Appalachian Spring'' and two other Graham masterworks: ``Cave of the Heart,'' the Medea story turned into an examination of empowerment and equality; and ``Chronicles,'' an all-female cast in a powerful anti-war statement.

Graham's place in dance history was always secure.


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Kandinsky's locker is amazing, you do get a real taste of what is like to be a member of the company, thanks Azlan!

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 Post subject: Dear friends!!!!!!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 4:56 pm 
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Dear friends,

I am writing you this as an artist, a dancer, who believes that this
country is in danger of losing one of the greatest treasures it
possesses. It is no secret that the Martha Graham Dance Company has
been struggling, first artistically (after Martha's death) and
financially, which came as a result of the now in-famous lawsuit.

We successfully defended the rights for most of the dances. We also
have a strong artistic vision to take us into the next century. But the
past is still haunting us. As we approach our 80th anniversary of the
Company, we are facing extremely difficult financial times.

One could argue that this is the "make it or break it" time.

I am personally asking you to help us in these crucial times. We need
your support. We have created a simple and safe way for you to
contribute on line.

Please visit: http://marthagraham.org/contribute/

You can also help us by spreading the word.

Let us all show how much we care and help preserve this essential part
of American culture.

Tadej Brdnik
Principal dancer, Martha Graham Dance Company

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 Post subject: preview of the Graham Company in Taiwan
PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 5:05 pm 
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The intensity of Sheu Fang-yi
By Diane Baker
STAFF REPORTER
Sunday, Mar 26, 2006,Page 18



Inspiring, intense and serious are three words that are often used to describe Sheu Fang-yi (許芳宜). Her colleagues in the Martha Graham Dance Company used them repeatedly when asked to describe what it is like working with her. It is that seriousness and intensity, perhaps, which has propelled a young girl from Ilan County into the front ranks of modern dancers in New York City and to be hailed as one of the top interpreters of Martha Graham's works and an inspiration to other dancers.

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/feat/ar ... 2003299392

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:17 am 
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Very sorry to hear about the financial problems, Tadej. Is there a full campaign planned with targets, lots of publicity, fund-raisers etc etc?

On a happier note, thanks for the link to the Taipei article. Good to hear that the Company and Sheu Fang-yi were feted in Taiwan.


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 Post subject: help needed
PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:58 am 
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right now we need some major private support, tho fundraisers are planed in future. I can only appeal to all to both help and spread the word,...

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 Post subject: Once more with feeling
PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 3:17 pm 
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The Martha Graham Dance Company's Debt
The Village Voice Tue, 11 Apr 2006

Once more with feeling: The Martha Graham Dance Company fights for its life (By Elizabeth Zimmer)

When the curtain goes up at the Skirball Center on April 18, 80 years to the day after the debut of the Martha Graham Dance Company, we'll be watching great modernist choreography fight for survival. Graham, who died at 96 in 1991, changed the face of the art form. She achieved notoriety at an age when most performers are hanging up their shoes, and performed well into her seventies. She famously preferred to be remembered as a dancer, but her remarkable works belong in the front ranks of 20th-century achievement, along with Picasso, Stravinsky, and Balanchine.

http://villagevoice.com/dance/0615,zimmer,72840,14.html

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 Post subject: Celebrating Martha Graham's legacy
PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 8:30 pm 
Celebrating Martha Graham's legacy
Gala, master class and performances to mark troupe's 80th anniversary
Friday, April 14, 2006
BY ROBERT JOHNSON
Star-Ledger Staff

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NEW YORK -- "We're giving a guided tour," says Janet Eilber, artistic director of the Martha Graham Dance Company, as she discusses her innovative plans for the troupe's 80th anniversary celebrations beginning this week.

http://www.nj.com/entertainment/ledger/ ... xml&coll=1


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Teetering in Modernism's Temple, Minus a Goddess
by GIA KOURLAS for the New York Times

"I fully understand the conflict they must be feeling, but they were not fired," Ms. Allen said of the former artistic directors. "They were asked to talk about a different role in the organization, and it didn't work out. The board chose Janet because it felt she had the broadest reach."

published: April 16, 2006
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The Martha Graham Troupe Looks Back on 80 Years of Milestones
by JOHN ROCKWELL for the New York Times

The gala reflected Ms. Eilber's perhaps contradictory manifesto to preserve the past by seeking "to create fresh ways to inspire the appreciation of our heritage." Instead of last year's serious, sober re-creations of Graham classics, there was a complexly directed (by Patricia Birch) lecture-demonstration that took the audience via short works and excerpts from choreography dating back to 1906 by Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn — Ms. Graham danced with their company, Denishawn — through a string of Graham hits all the way to her last work, "Maple Leaf Rag" in 1990. All this was sometimes instructive, sometimes frustrating. It was good to see Graham's roots;in a New York Times interview Ms. Eilber had stressed providing context for audiences. It was annoying to see these dances in such truncated, stripped-down form.

published: April 20, 2006
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Martha Graham Dance Co, Skirball Center, New York
by HILARY OSTLERE for the Financial Times

Slickly put together by the Broadway musicals director and choreographer Patricia Birch, who was once a Graham dancer, briefly introduced by Mikhail Baryshnikov and with narration by the actress Judith Ivey, it could have been quite special. But someone had the notion that the Graham impersonator Richard Move, though no strident parodist, should play a prominent role.

published: April 19, 2006
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