PREVIEW: Martha Graham Dance Company

Martha Graham Dance Company

This Friday and Saturday, the Power Center welcomes The Martha Graham Dance company. Martha Graham (1894-1991) is considered the mother of modern dance and her company is one of the oldest and most celebrated in the country. Her experimental movement methods have become the parent of a number of powerful 20th century names in the dance world. Her choreography is replete with infectious human emotion: sorrow, longing, joy, perseverance, and a reverence for the mythical.  Her company’s performance  at the Power Center will be moving and well worth the ticket!

The Friday and Saturday night shows differ in each program structure. The first evening will feature several short pieces while the second features two long pieces, all choreographed by Martha Graham. In addition to the show at the Power Center, there are several events that capitalize on the company’s presence in Ann Arbor. At 7:30 pm on Wednesday January 23rd, the YMCA will host a  Graham technique training session. No dance experience necessary! No Y membership necessary either. Just come ready to move and learn a thing or two about the technique. Also, on Friday at 4 pm, Dance Department  professors Peter Sparling and Clare Croft will hold panel discussion about Martha Graham profound impact on human expression. The talk will take place in Room 100 of the Hatcher Library.

For more information about the company, click here. For ticket info, go to or the box office at the League. See ya there!