“Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire.”
~ Martha Graham
To our Martha Graham School Friends and Family…
Although we are away from the studio, the Martha Graham School remains dedicated to providing robust dance training to our students across the world.
We are proud to announce that registration is now open for our inaugural Virtual Summer Intensive! We invite all preteen, teen, and adult dancers to join our celebrated faculty online and continue training in Graham Technique and related disciplines.
Thank you for your ongoing support, and we look forward to seeing you online this summer!
Jennifer Patten, Head of School
Please consider a contribution to the Graham School to help us through this challenging time. Thank you for your ongoing support.
VIRTUAL SUMMER INTENSIVE
June 22 – July 31, 2020
Offering dancers a rigorous program in Martha Graham Technique®, Martha Graham Repertory, Dance Composition, and Ballet. Suitable for any space – from tiny apartments to open fields!
TEEN and PRE-TEEN VIRTUAL SUMMER INTENSIVES
July 6 – 31
For young dancers who wish to diversify their dance education and progress rapidly in the Martha Graham Technique™ with a daily program dedicated to creative movement.
Message from Orsolina28:
All of our upcoming programs for this summer have been postponed. Join us in Piemonte in 2021!
The Martha Graham School is the oldest professional school of dance in the United States and the only one primarily focused on the Martha Graham Technique and repertory. Classes are taught by faculty who are current or former members of the Martha Graham Dance Company, and who trained with Martha Graham herself or with her first-generation acolytes.
Students studying at the Martha Graham School have moved on to professional dance careers with the Martha Graham Dance Company, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Jose Limón Dance Company, the Buglisi Dance Theatre, Rioult, and Battery Dance Company, as well as on Broadway and with other companies throughout the world.
Full-time programs are offered for intermediate and advanced pre-professional students seeking excellent training in the Martha Graham Technique and repertory along with theory, pedagogy and related disciplines.
This two-year, full-time program offers in-depth studies at professional standards, including Martha Graham Technique, acting, anatomy, history, repertory, composition, music, and performance.
A two-year, full-time certificate program focusing on on-site training and real-world application. Students declare a concentration in one of two key disciplines: Performance or Composition.
This one-year, full-time program addresses teaching approaches and methodology in the first semester, and teaching practices in the second semester.
Students are accepted into the Independent Program on the basis of teacher recommendation, personal essay, and/or demonstration of commitment.
The Martha Graham School’s leading educational outreach program, Teens@Graham, offers aspiring dancers ages 13-18 the opportunity to improve vocational skills and academic performance through study of the Graham Technique, composition, and repertory.
The mission of the conservatory-based Young Artists Program is to further teens’ development as artists using the Graham Technique and repertory as a foundation for study.
Our year-round Pre-Teens@Graham Program for dancers ages 10–12 is a specially crafted dance-training program targeting pre-teen dance development.
Our Winter and Summer Intensive Programs are designed to help students strengthen their dance and academic performance through study of the Graham Technique™, Ballet, Contemporary, Composition, and Repertory.
The All-City Panorama project provides public school students ages 13-18 from all five boroughs the opportunity to perform Martha Graham’s seminal work, Panorama.
Offers middle and high schools in New York City the opportunity to enhance their modern dance programming with the Graham Technique and to integrate Graham into curricula.
GRAHAM TECHNIQUE VIDEO
This comprehensive video guides you through the essential elements of Beginning Level Graham Technique® including the contraction, release, spiral, and other basic exercises – all demonstrated by members of the Graham Company. Directed by Miki Orihara and Susan Kikuchi, the video also includes bonus interviews with many former Graham artists!
PHOTOS: Diane Auriol by Melissa Sherwood; Martha Graham School Students by Brigid Pierce.