Dance With Angels 15 – Martha Graham – Марта Грэхем
“Dance With Angels” Series
Dance With Angels
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Martha Graham / Марта Грэхем
USA – United States of America
“Dance is the hidden language of the body,
Dance is the hidden language of the soul
and every dance is a kind of fever chart,
a graph of the heart”
– Martha Graham –
“Martha Graham was a small, birdlike woman
who was also a giant in the 20th world of modern dance.
She invented a movement vocabulary unlike that of classical ballet,
and created dances that delved into the most tortured
and ecstatic convolutions of the human psyche.”
“I did not want to be a tree, a flower or a wave.
In a dancer’s body,
we as audience must see ourselves,
not the imitated behavior of everyday actions,
not the phenomenon of nature,
not exotic creatures from another planet,
but something of the miracle that is a human being.”
Lamentation – Martha Graham
Choreography: Martha Graham Music by: Zoltan Kodaly
“Dance is a song of the body. Either of joy or pain
The body is a sacred garment.
is your instrument in dance,
but your art is outside that creature,
The body says what words cannot.”
Ovation TV | Martha Graham: The Dancer Revealed
“Dancing appears glamorous, easy, delightful.
But the path to paradise of the achievement
is not easier than any other.
There is fatigue so great that the body cries, even in its sleep.
There are times of complete frustration,
there are daily small deaths.”
evolved her technique of contraction and release
from the natural exhalation and inhalation of breathing.
In her early abstract works she explored movement initiated in the torso.
In the late 1930’s, Graham became interested in narrative structure and literary subject matter.
With the Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi
she created narrative locales that were both mythic and psychic.
She danced the roles of female protagonists confronting moments of crisis;
other dancers represented various aspects of the protagonist’s self in crisis.
is known as one of the pioneers
of modern dance