INTENSIVE GRAHAM TEACHER WORKSHOP

The Martha Graham School offers two intensive, five-day workshops for instructors who wish to deepen their understanding of the Graham Technique.

Two levels of programming are designed for teachers who are new to Graham (Level I/June 22-26) as well as veteran Graham instructors (Level II/June 29-July 3). Workshops are developed and led by Program Director / Director of Graham 2 Virginie Mécène and hosted via Zoom.
Fee per level: $275

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Virginie Mécène
Level I

June 22 – 26 / 1:30-3:30pm

Open to instructors of all dance disciplines who wish to gain an introduction to or deepen their understanding of the Graham Technique. This intensive, five-day workshop reviews basic floor work, standing, and traveling exercises and highlights connections between them. Tips on how to introduce or adapt Graham Technique for a wide range of students will be considered as well as creative ways to construct a class.

Level I Workshop Schedule
Monday, June 22
1:30-3:30pm
Floor Work Exercises
  • Review basic floor work exercises
  • Highlight key objectives and pedagogical targets
  • Consider logical and physical development
Tuesday, June 23
1:30-3:30pm
Floor Work and Standing Exercises
  • Review basic standing exercises
  • Highlight key objectives and pedagogical targets
  • Connect floor to standing
  • Consider logical and physical development
Wednesday, June 24
1:30-3:30pm
Standing and Traveling Exercises
  • Review basic traveling exercises, focusing on shift of weight
  • Connect standing to traveling
  • Consider logical and physical development
Thursday, June 25
1:30-3:30pm
Constructing a Class
  • Review all fundamental exercises
  • Identify connections between exercises to build class
  • Class development and lesson plan creation
Friday, June 26
1:30-3:30pm
Wrapping Up
  • Adapting classes: Teens, Adults, pre-Professionals, professionals, and others
  • Giving corrections: imagery and hands on tips
  • Open discussion and end-of-workshop reception
Level II

June 29-July 3 / 1:30-3:30pm

Open to instructors with experience in teaching Graham Technique who seek to incorporate more advanced exercises. This five-day workshop adds to basic floor work, standing, and traveling exercises and explores longer sequences of increasing difficulty. Emphasis is placed on the connections between classroom exercises and repertory connections. The workshop includes an overview of different Graham teaching approaches over the course of the Technique’s history.

Level II Workshop Schedule
Monday, June 29
1:30-3:30pm
Floor Work Exercises
  • Review intermediate/advanced floor work exercises
  • Highlight key objectives and pedagogical targets
  • Consider logical and physical development
Tuesday, June 30
1:30-3:30pm
Floor Work and Standing Exercises
  • Review intermediate/advanced standing exercises
  • Highlight key objectives and pedagogical targets
  • Connect floor to standing
  • Consider logical and physical development
Wednesday, July 1
1:30-3:30pm
Standing and Traveling Exercises
  • Review intermediate/advanced traveling exercises, focusing on shift of weight
  • Connect standing to traveling
  • Consider logical and physical development
Thursday, July 2
1:30-3:30pm
Constructing a Class
  • Review popular movement combinations and create/share new ones
  • Class development and lesson planning
Friday, July 3
1:30-3:30pm
Wrapping Up
  • Repertory and Technique connections
  • Open Discussion

PHOTOS: Martha Graham School Students with Virginie Mécène by Melissa Sherwood.