colandrea, how great to get first hand information from you!
<P>and i agree that there CAN'T be any end to the graham legacy, nor to graham technique-teaching, no matter what legal wrangles occur. <P>her effect was just far too great. it cannot be diminished by anything that happens now - although i suppose, the WORST case scenario is that this COULD mean, in the future, less exposure for her work, and therefore an eventual diminishment...<P>very pleased to have you at the board.
are you, by any chance, one of the teachers of graham-based technique?<P>i had a GREAT graham teacher ('graham-based'/whatever/i don't care what they CALL it!
) - marilyn williams, an english royal ballet school graduate who performed with ballet rambert in london, then went to new york to study at the graham school, then back to rambert, eventually she taught in australia, then back in london, then in scotland - as well as teaching ballet for the Royal Academy of Dancing International Summer Schools. <P>she gave particularly wonderful BALLET classes, which were very much influenced by the graham technique! a marvellous influence in my life...actually, i've been wondering about her recently when i saw the name 'mason' with regard to the graham company debacle...her husband's name was mason, and he was a very respected arts administrator...i don't suppose this is the same person?