A triumphant return

22.10.2011                      24.Tischrei. 5772                       Bereschit

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A triumphant return

The legendary Martha Graham Company will perform in Israel after more than three decades.

If it weren’t for Martha Graham, modern dance would not exist. At least, without Graham’s immense talent and veracity, dance would be nothing like it is today. A gifted visionary, Graham changed the way dancers use their bodies by codifying a new movement vocabulary, gave them a new way to tell stories and, above all, she opened a window of opportunity out of which most major contemporary choreographers took a leap.
This month, the Martha Graham Company will visit Israel for the first time in more than 30 years. For their Israeli engagement at the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center, the directors of the Graham Company have put together a montage of works by both Graham and American choreographer Robert Wilson. The program includes excerpts from Chronicle, which was created by Graham in 1936, as well as Maple Leaf Rag, Graham’s last creation….