Wed, March 16, 2011 – Sun, March 20, 2011
Wed: 7:30 pm
Thurs, Fri: 8 pm
Sat: 2 pm, 8 pm
Sun: 3 pm
Fri, March 18, 8 pm
Director Robert Wilson calls his Snow on the Mesa “a personal portrait of Martha Graham.” Not seen since 1996, it evokes the creative journey of the artist—“the path that chose her,” as Graham said. Maple Leaf Rag, Graham’s last ballet, is a humorous spoof of her work.
Program B: New Revival/ New Work;
Wed, March 16, 7:30 pm
Sat, March 19, 8 pm
Explore Graham’s 1943 Deaths and Entrances, inspired by the Brönte sisters. This program pairs the new production with an exciting world premiere by Taiwanese choreographer Bulareyaung Pagarlava that references the Graham ballet and its themes.
Program C: The Noguchi/Graham Connection;
Thurs, March 17, 8 pm
The company celebrates the collaboration between sculptor Isamu Noguchi and Martha Graham. The program features audience-favorite Appalachian Spring, Cave of the Heart, a 20th century retelling of the Medea story, and Embattled Garden, an erotic Adam-and-Eve tale of contemporary marriage.
Program D: Political Dance Project
Sat, March 19, 2 pm
Those who missed it last year will want to catch the reprise of Dance is a Weapon, a dance and multimedia montage including work by Graham, Isadora Duncan, Jane Dudley and others. Thirty New York City high school students take the stage in the 1935 Panorama, Graham’s great call to social action.
Program E: Wilson/Graham/Noguchi;
Sun, March 20, 3 pm
An official event of Carnegie Hall’s Japan/NYC Festival. Combining the Robert Wilson and JapanNYC programs, this matinee offers Snow on the Mesa and Embattled Garden during the popular Sunday afternoon time slot.
- Directions: Subway: Trains to Columbus Circle
About this Organization
Martha Graham Dance Company
The Martha Graham Dance Center is the repository of 181 dances choreographed by Martha Graham, many of them astonishing works of great beauty. Since its inception in 1926, the company has performed in over 50 countries throughout the world.