PRE-WORKSHOP GRAHAM TECHNIQUE CLASS FOR TEACHERS

December 20 – 24, 2021

Offered in-person and online via Zoom, the Pre-Workshop Technique Intensive is designed for teachers who wish to learn and practice Graham Technique. Designed to help instructors prepare for the Intensive Graham Teacher Workshop, participants will experience and develop an understanding of the Graham fundamentals in the body. It provides teachers a safe space for practicing the Graham Technique, understanding the logical development of a class, and asking questions.

Classes held Monday – Friday, 12:00-1:30pm EST

Tuition is $125.
All Pre-Workshop participants will receive $50 off the Intensive Graham Teacher Workshop!

REGISTER NOW

Follow the steps below to register for the Pre-Workshop and/or Virtual Teacher Workshop:

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December 13, 2021 – Pre-Workshop
January 17, 2022 – Virtual Teacher Workshop

VIRTUAL GRAHAM TEACHER WORKSHOP

January 24 – February 4, 2022

The Martha Graham School offers a virtual, two-week Intensive Teacher Workshop for instructors with or without Graham teaching experience, who wish to deepen their understanding of the Martha Graham Technique.

Created, developed, and taught by Virginie Mécène, the workshop will provide detailed instruction in Martha Graham Technique fundamentals. Using a creative approach, drawing on imagery, personal experience, Graham philosophy, and suggestions for teaching various age groups and levels, material introduced will provide a solid foundation in Graham pedagogy to lay the groundwork for further development with increased complexity.

Classes held Monday – Friday, 10:30am – 12:30pm EST

Tuition is $600.

Virginie Mécène

PROGRAM AND CONTENT

Instructors will review and expand on their understanding of floorwork, standing, and traveling exercises, while highlighting connections between them. Topics for study include:

FLOORWORK

Warming up the back
Use of breath for movement
Torso mobility/expression
Contraction and Release
Use of arms from the back
Spiral
Fall

STANDING EXERCISES

Legwork
Contract and release to propel movement
Shift-of-Weight
Floor to standing progression
Combinations
Connection to repertory phrases

TRAVELING EXERCISES

Traveling steps
Foundational across-the-floor exercises
Combinations
Connections to Standing and Floorwork
Connection to repertory phrases

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Have questions about the Intensive Graham Teacher Workshop? Contact Virginie Mécène at vmecene@marthagraham.org.

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