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Martha Graham

Author : Marian Horosko
Publisher : A Cappella Books (IL)
Page : 218 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 1991
Category : Choreographers
ISBN : UCSC:32106015374298

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Martha Graham by Marian Horosko Pdf

Explores the development of Martha Graham's dance theory and training.

Onstage with Martha Graham

Author : Stuart Hodes
Publisher : University Press of Florida
Page : 325 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2020-12-14
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780813065441

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Onstage with Martha Graham by Stuart Hodes Pdf

When World War II was over, a young bomber pilot with an itch for movement and action hung up his cap and learned another way to fly. Onstage with Martha Graham is the story of Stuart Hodes, a versatile and influential dancer who got his start with Martha Graham, an icon of modern dance. His memoir is a rare firsthand view of the dance world in the 1940s and through the end of the twentieth century. One of the few male dancers in Graham’s company—and in the New York dance scene at the time—Hodes offers a unique perspective and a one-of-a-kind narrative. He describes how he fell into the art by chance, happening to walk into Graham’s studio one day. He was soon hooked. He documents his experiences, travels, passions, and loves while learning from and performing with Graham, during which time he saw most of the United States, much of Europe, and some of Asia. Advancing quickly, he eventually danced as Graham’s partner in Appalachian Spring, Deaths and Entrances, Every Soul Is a Circus, and Errand into the Maze. In his portrait of Martha Graham, who was the center of his dancing world, Hodes recounts conversations, revelations, bouts of temper and creativity, the daily ritual of deeply physical dancing, and the never-ending search for artistic validity. Direct, often humorous, and always authentic, Hodes shares his delight in dance as both hard work and a fantastic adventure.

Martha Graham's Cold War

Author : Victoria Phillips
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Page : 497 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2020
Category : History
ISBN : 9780190610364

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Martha Graham's Cold War by Victoria Phillips Pdf

Revision of author's thesis (doctoral)--Columbia University, 2013, titled Strange commodity of cultural exchange: Martha Graham and the State Department on tour, 1955-1987.

Modern Bodies

Author : Julia L. Foulkes
Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
Page : 272 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2003-11-03
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 0807862029

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Modern Bodies by Julia L. Foulkes Pdf

In 1930, dancer and choreographer Martha Graham proclaimed the arrival of "dance as an art of and from America." Dancers such as Doris Humphrey, Ted Shawn, Katherine Dunham, and Helen Tamiris joined Graham in creating a new form of dance, and, like other modernists, they experimented with and argued over their aesthetic innovations, to which they assigned great meaning. Their innovations, however, went beyond aesthetics. While modern dancers devised new ways of moving bodies in accordance with many modernist principles, their artistry was indelibly shaped by their place in society. Modern dance was distinct from other artistic genres in terms of the people it attracted: white women (many of whom were Jewish), gay men, and African American men and women. Women held leading roles in the development of modern dance on stage and off; gay men recast the effeminacy often associated with dance into a hardened, heroic, American athleticism; and African Americans contributed elements of social, African, and Caribbean dance, even as their undervalued role defined the limits of modern dancers' communal visions. Through their art, modern dancers challenged conventional roles and images of gender, sexuality, race, class, and regionalism with a view of American democracy that was confrontational and participatory, authorial and populist. Modern Bodies exposes the social dynamics that shaped American modernism and moved modern dance to the edges of society, a place both provocative and perilous.

Blood Memory

Author : Martha Graham
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 279 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 1999-09-01
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 0788166859

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Blood Memory by Martha Graham Pdf

Martha Graham, dancer, choreographer, & teacher, has been called the most important & influential American artist ever born. From her birth in 1894 to her death in 1991, she remained an uncompromising individualist who sought nothing less than to map the mysterious landscape of the human soul. This book is Graham's own account of her life & career. Contains portraits of artists & innovators she has worked with: Louise Brooks, Helen Keller, Aaron Copland, Isamu Noguchi, plus students: Gregory Peck, Bette Davis, Rudolf Nureyev, Margot Fonteyn, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Liza Minnelli, & Madonna. More than 100 photos.

The Martha Graham Dance Company

Author : Blakeley White-McGuire
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Page : 177 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 2021-12-16
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781350145894

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The Martha Graham Dance Company by Blakeley White-McGuire Pdf

What is the legacy of Martha Graham and why does it endure? How and why did the philosophy and subsequent canon of Martha Graham flood out into an artistic diaspora that is still a wellspring of inspiration for contemporary artists? How do dancers that have never studied with, or worked under, Martha Graham maintain her vision? All of these questions, and many more, are considered in this fascinating book, authored by one of the Martha Graham Company's ex-principal dancers, which illuminates the ongoing significance of the Martha Graham Dance Company almost 100 years after it was founded. Through doing so, we are offered a study of the history of the Martha Graham Dance Company - the longest-standing modern dance company in America, its international diaspora and the current generation of dancers taking up the mantel. Drawing on extensive interviews conducted for the book, the company's story is told through the experiences, inspirations, motivations and words of performers from Graham's iconic artistic lineage.

Martha Graham

Author : Russell Freedman
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Page : 190 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 1998
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0395746558

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Martha Graham by Russell Freedman Pdf

A photo-biography of the American dancer, teacher, and choreographer who was born in Pittsburgh in 1895 and who became a leading figure in the world of modern dance.

The Technique of Martha Graham

Author : Alice J. Halpern
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 59 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 1991
Category : Dancers
ISBN : OCLC:25934124

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The Technique of Martha Graham by Alice J. Halpern Pdf

Martha Graham

Author : Kristin Kessel
Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Page : 52 pages
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Release : 2005-12-15
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1404206442

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Martha Graham by Kristin Kessel Pdf

Presents the life and accomplishments of the dancer and choreographer who became known as the mother of American modern dance.

Martha Graham

Author : Victoria Thoms
Publisher : Intellect (UK)
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2013
Category : Choreographers
ISBN : 1841505080

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Martha Graham by Victoria Thoms Pdf

In her heyday, Martha Graham's name was internationally recognized within the modern dance world, and though trends in choreography continue to change, her status in dance still inspires regard. In this, the first extended feminist look at this modern dance pioneer, Victoria Thoms explores the cult of Graham and her dancing through a feminist lens that exposes the gendered meaning behind much of her work. Thoms synthesizes a diverse archive of material on Graham from films, photographs, memoir, and critique in order to uniquely highlight her contribution to the dance world and arts culture in general.


Author : Robert Tracy
Publisher : Amadeus Press
Page : 358 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 1997
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : STANFORD:36105019327480

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Goddess by Robert Tracy Pdf

In Goddess more than 30 Martha Graham dancers recall the complex experience of studying, working and performing with this small giant of a woman. They represent all the decades of the Graham era, from the twenties into the nineties, and their commentary illuminates the creation and performance of such now classic Graham works as Heretic, Primitive Mysteries, Letter to the World, Deaths and Entrances, Herodiade, Appalachian Spring, Dark Meadow, Cave of the Heart, Night Journey, Diversion of Angels and Clytemnestra. As the artists relive their time with Graham, their words and voices sound with stunning authenticity, while the incidents and the emotions they remember range from moments of exaltation and exhilaration to those of humiliation and fury. Throughout this remarkable oral history, legendary dancers show us Martha Graham as she has never been seen before - at work and in love, giving and demanding, inspiring and imperious, and as a presence that will always be with them.

Ballet for Martha

Author : Jan Greenberg,Sandra Jordan
Publisher : Flash Point
Page : 52 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2010-08-03
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781466818613

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Ballet for Martha by Jan Greenberg,Sandra Jordan Pdf

A picture book about the making of Martha Graham's Appalachian Spring, her most famous dance performance Martha Graham : trailblazing choreographer Aaron Copland : distinguished American composer Isamu Noguchi : artist, sculptor, craftsman Award-winning authors Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan tell the story behind the scenes of the collaboration that created APPALACHIAN SPRING, from its inception through the score's composition to Martha's intense rehearsal process. The authors' collaborator is two-time Sibert Honor winner Brian Floca, whose vivid watercolors bring both the process and the performance to life.

Acts of Light

Author : John Deane,Nan Deane Cano
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 103 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 2006
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 0813029929

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Acts of Light by John Deane,Nan Deane Cano Pdf

The breathtaking images in Acts of Light are the result of John Deane's unprecedented access as a promotional photographer for the Martha Graham Dance Company. The first book to comprehensively survey Graham's dances in full color digital photography, it also features personal interviews with this new generation of Graham interpreters, who reflect on their own lives, the meaning each dance has for them personally, and the Graham technique in frank and touching style. Dancers reveal how they approach now-classic works and personalize their interpretations, coming to them with a new sensibility and unique life experiences. The 18 featured works range from the Greek cycle and biblically inspired ballets through abstract studies of tragedy and hope, considerations of loss incurred in wartime, and literary speculations like Deaths and Entrances, a recently revived work on the Bronte sisters. Deane and Cano give special consideration to the beloved American masterwork Graham created in collaboration with composer Aaron Copland--Appalachian Spring.

Nietzsche's Dancers

Author : K. LaMothe
Publisher : Springer
Page : 269 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2006-02-04
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781403977267

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Nietzsche's Dancers by K. LaMothe Pdf

This book investigates the role Nietzsche's dance images play in his project of "revaluing all values" alongside the religious rhetoric and subject matter evident in the work of Isadora Duncan and Martha Graham, who found justification and guidance in Nietzsche's texts for developing dance as a medium of religious expression.

Martha Graham

Author : Barbara Brooks Morgan
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 168 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 1941
Category : Electronic
ISBN : NYPL:33433016063038

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Martha Graham by Barbara Brooks Morgan Pdf