GRAHAM TEACHER WORKSHOP

December 20 – 30, 2022 / Tuesdays – Fridays, 1:00 – 3:30pm EDT

The Martha Graham School offers a two-week Intensive Teacher Workshop in-person or online 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.

Tuition for 2-Week Graham Teacher Workshop only = $600

REGISTER BY DECEMBER 14!

Register for the Graham Teacher Workshop with the option to add 1 week of Graham Technique Classes for Teachers:

COMPLETE REGISTRATION FORM
PAY $35 REGISTRATION FEE
PAY $50 TUITION DEPOSIT

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GRAHAM TECHNIQUE CLASSES FOR TEACHERS

December 20 – 23, 2022 / 11:45am-12:45pm EDT

Further your Graham Teacher Workshop experience with technique classes specifically designed for Teacher Workshop participants!

Offered in-person and online via zoom, this additional offering will provide participants a safe pace for practicing the Graham Technique, asking questions, and experiencing and developing an understanding of the Graham fundamentals in the body. It will be a valuable complement to the Graham Teacher Workshop.

Please note that this special GRAHAM TECHNIQUE CLASSES FOR TEACHERS is offered only during the first week of the GRAHAM TEACHER WORKSHOP. Participants wishing to continue practicing can take part in the first week of the regular Winter Intensive 2022-2023 (week of December 27th), and will receive a 10% discount.

Register at marthagraham.edu/winter-intensive. You do not have to pay an additional registration fee or deposit!

Certificates are not given for this workshop, however a letter of attendance can be given upon request at the end of the workshop.

Tuition for 1-week Graham Technique classes for Teachers + Teacher Workshop = $700

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.