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Martha Graham Dance Company Sells Out the House at SU

October 24, 2007

SELINSGROVE, (Pa.) – The Martha Graham Dance Company & Ensemble will perform before a packed house Oct. 30 in Susquehanna University’s Degenstein Center Theater. The sold-out performance, featuring original choreography by legendary dancer and choreographer Martha Graham, is the first of three Artist Series events scheduled for the academic year.

Founded in 1926, it is the oldest and most celebrated contemporary dance company in America . An American genius, Graham (1894-1991) is considered the mother of modern dance and its greatest practitioner. Having created an art form and a repertory of 181 works, her creative output is considered on par with Picasso and Stravinsky.

Today, the Martha Graham Dance Co. features an international roster of dancers performing a stunning repertory that reconfirms its founder's genius. From her early all-female and small-group pieces, through her inspired classics with multiple characters and elements of narrative, her work drew on psychology Greek mythology and philosophy.

This tour engagement of Martha Graham Dance Company & Ensemble is funded through the American Masterpieces program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius, a major initiative to acquaint Americans with the best of their cultural and artistic legacy.

Contact: Victoria Kidd


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