Martha Graham Dance Company

Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 - 7:30 pm

“I wanted to begin not with characters or ideas, but with movements . . .I wanted significant movement. I did not want it to be beautiful or fluid. I wanted it to be fraught with inner meaning, with excitement and surge.” – Martha Graham

As the oldest and most celebrated modern dance company in America, the Martha Graham Dance Company created and still embodies a timeless and uniquely American style of dance that has influenced generations of artists and continues to captivate audiences worldwide.  The pioneering choreographer and her dancers radically expanded dance’s vocabulary of movement, rooting it in social, psychological, and sexual ideas, forever altering the scope of the art form.

The company will commission a new work by Andonis Foniadakis, a contemporary reflection on the myth of Narcissus and Echo. The new work for six dancers will feature an original score by Foniadakis’ longtime collaborator Julien Tarride.  Rather than tell the story of Narcissus and Echo, the dance will evoke its essence and explore its relevance to contemporary life.  The work will be presented in a program entitled Myth and Transformation, funded by the National Dance Project and commissioned specifically for this company.

Arrive Early! Join us before the performance for a conversation with Martha Graham Dance Company Artistic Director, Janet Eilber, and faculty from the Mercyhurst Dance department as we discuss mythology's role in dance and movement throughout the centuries.

This show is sponsored by PNC Bank
The 14-15 Season is sponsored by Cumulus Media

The presentation of Martha Graham Dance Company was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts and through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Ticket Prices:
Limited Availability: Box Seats - $50.00
Adult Tier 1 - $40.00
Adult Tier 2 - $35.00
Senior Tier 1 - $35.00
Senior Tier 2 - $30.00
Youth/Student Tier 1 - $25.00
Youth/Student Tier 2 - $20.00

Please visit the box office to see a seating chart.

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