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Martha Graham Dance Company’s GRAHAMFEST95 Now Available On Demand

The Martha Graham Dance Company’s virtual 95th Anniversary Festival, which premiered April 30-May 2, is now accessible on demand from customers by way of September 6, 2021. GrahamFest95 functions Martha Graham classics alongside operates by contemporary choreographers Kyle Abraham, Sir Robert Cohan, Elisa Monte, Richard Go, Nicolas Paul, and Troy Schumacher.

GrahamFest95 also consists of a collaboration with intercontinental artwork gallery Hauser & Wirth, which pairs will work by Graham and Robert Cohan with 4 acclaimed visual artists–Rita Ackermann, Mary Heilmann, Luchita Hurtado, and Rashid Johnson.

The Enterprise is also featuring a exclusive Summer Collection of four Martha Matinees. The sequence kicks off on June 12 with About the Martha Graham Strategy that includes shorter movies that relate to Graham’s revolutionary actual physical vocabulary. The July and August matinees will function complete-duration, restored archival films of Appalachian Spring and Every Soul is a Circus that includes Martha Graham, Erick Hawkins, Merce Cunningham, and other famous dancers from the authentic casts. In September, the Firm will display screen a beautiful 2016 functionality of Evening Journey annotated with descriptions composed by Graham as she established the dance. All Martha Matinees include a dwell chat with Artistic Director Janet Eilber, Archives Director Oliver Tobin, and special visitors.

GrahamFest95 is out there on-desire at Every program is $20 and is accessible to look at for 30 days setting up the day of obtain. Martha Matinees are available through Patreon at

GrahamFest95 Packages – Readily available now through September 6

The EVE Task

Deep Tune by Martha Graham, executed by Leslie Andrea Williams

Speedy Tragedy by Martha Graham, executed by Anne Souder

Spectre-1914 by Martha Graham, performed by Natasha M. Diamond Walker

Satyric Festival Track by Martha Graham, performed by Xin Ying, artwork by Mary Heilmann

Treading by Elisa Monte, executed by Charlotte Landreau and Lloyd Knight

Discussion with Janet Eilber and Elisa Monte


Two excerpts from Communion by Robert Cohan, done by Laurel Dalley Smith and Lloyd Mayor

Lorenzo from Afternoon Discussions with Dancers by Robert Cohan, performed by Lorenzo Pagano

Lloyd from Afternoon Conversations with Dancers by Robert Cohan, done by Lloyd Knight, artwork by Rashid Johnson

Conversations of Enthusiasts by Martha Graham, performed by Xin Ying and Lloyd Knight

Lamentation Variations by Kyle Abraham (done by Lloyd Knight and Lloyd Mayor), Richard Move (carried out by So Youthful An), and Nicolas Paul (done by Anne O’Donnell, Anne Souder, and Leslie Andrea Williams)

Other Spaces

Saraband by Martha Graham, performed by Xin Ying and Lloyd Knight, artwork by Luchita Hurtado

Rapid Tragedy by Martha Graham, executed by Xin Ying, artwork by Rita Ackermann

My River Runs to Thee by Martha Graham, done by Anne O’Donnell

Moon by Martha Graham, done by So Young An and Jacob Larsen

Duet from The Auditions by Troy Schumacher, done by Marzia Memoli and Lorenzo Pagano

Treading by Elisa Monte, executed by Charlotte Landreau and Lloyd Knight

Martha Matinees – Summer time Series

Saturday, June 12, 2:30pm

About the Martha Graham Technique featuring four brief films

A Dancer’s Environment directed by Nathan Kroll (1958 excerpt)

Martha Graham Teaching from The MacNeil/Lehrer Report from 1984

Ritual to the Sunlight from Acts of Light with users of the Graham Organization from 1984

Present-day Graham Business in a rehearsal operate-by means of of Ritual to the Sunlight from 2021

Saturday, July 10, 2:30pm

Appalachian Spring-A screening of films celebrating the iconic 20th-century masterwork

Aaron Copland talks about Appalachian Spring

Appalachian Spring at 75: a montage of generations of dancers executing the perform

A finish overall performance of Appalachian Spring by the unique solid. This is a silent film to which a afterwards recording of the Copland rating has been extra.

Saturday, August 7, 2:30pm

Every Soul is a Circus

The comprehensive Each individual Soul is a Circus starring Martha Graham, Erick Hawkins, and Merce Cunningham. A recording of Paul Nordoff‘s score has been added to this beautifully restored silent movie from the 1940s.

Saturday, September 11, 2:30pm

Evening Journey

A 2016 overall performance of Evening Journey starring Blakely White-McGuire and Lorenzo Pagano.

This complete-length performance will be captioned with descriptions by Martha Graham, published as she designed this dance.

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