DECEMBER 27 – JANUARY 13

Open to dancers 18 years or older, our Winter Intensive provides dancers with a rigorous program in Graham Technique, Ballet, Contemporary, Graham Repertory, and Composition with a weekly master class series celebrating early class modern dance form creators.

Classes are taught by world-class dance professionals, including former and current Martha Graham Company dancers. Students have the option to attend online via Zoom or in-person at Martha Graham Studios and the Creative Cultural Center at St. Veronica’s in Greenwich Village, NYC.

OFFERING IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL CLASSES!

IN-PERSON SCHEDULE
VIRTUAL SCHEDULE

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Our classes fill up quickly with limited in-person space available! Sign-up before November 1, 2022 and receive a Martha Graham coffee mug on your first day of classes, while supplies last!

IN-PERSON WINTER INTENSIVE
COMPLETE REGISTRATION FORM
PAY $35 REGISTRATION FEE
PAY $50 TUITION DEPOSIT
VIRTUAL WINTER INTENSIVE
COMPLETE REGISTRATION FORM
PAY $35 REGISTRATION FEE
PAY $50 TUITION DEPOSIT

Questions? Please contact Tami Alesson at talesson@marthagraham.org

PRICING

IN-PERSON WINTER INTENSIVE
VIRTUAL WINTER INTENSIVE
MODERN CLASSICS SERIES

OUR CLASSES

Levels I, II, III, + IV
The Martha Graham Technique is based on the core power of Graham’s signature contraction and release. The Technique promotes strength, stamina, and self-expression and serves as a foundation for excellence in many styles of dance. Each level is specifically designed for students to progress rapidly.

Graham Teachers evaluate each dancer to ensure they are in the proper level. Students may not change level (higher or lower) during the Intensive without prior approval by their assigned Graham Instructor.

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Advanced Beginner/Intermediate and Advanced
Martha Graham School ballet training is adapted for individual student abilities at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Classes are structured to enhance and support the study of Martha Graham Technique.

Advanced Beginner/Intermediate and Advanced
Contemporary classes build upon Graham Technique and encourage dancers to explore the connections between this classic approach and post-modern styles. In-Person only.

Intermediate and Advanced
Repertory introduces students to Graham’s classic choreography to gain a deeper understanding of her expressive style as well as practice in valuable performance techniques. Dancers must register for Graham Technique for the duration of the Repertory class, which is offered at an intermediate or advanced pace.

Beginner/Intermediate and Advanced
This exploration of dance-making guides students in creating movement phrases, discovering their own artistic voice, and development a personal toolbox of choreographic techniques. In-Person only.

MODERN CLASSICS SERIES

Open to All Levels In-Person and Online

The Modern Classics Series is a sequence of weekly master classes celebrating early class modern dance form creators, including José Limón, Lester Horton, and Merce Cunningham, in addition to Martha Graham. Each left a legacy that continues to inspire artists and audiences around the world. Many of their students, including Paul Taylor and Alvin Ailey, carried the classics forward and left formidable impacts on the art form themselves.

All master classes are 90 minutes followed by a 30 minute Q&A with the instructor.

CLASS SCHEDULE
December 28 / Limón with Daniel Fetecua
January 4 / Cunningham with Andrea Weber
January 11 / Horton with Karen Gayle

Limón Technique (developed by José Limón) emphasizes the natural rhythms of fall and recovery, a conscious use of breath, and the interplay between weight and weightlessness with the goal of providing dancers with an organic approach to movement. It can enhance a Graham dancer’s sense of weight in movement and the dancer’s ability to connect movements into a whole.

Cunningham Technique® (developed by Merce Cunningham) emphasizes clarity of form, coordination of torso and legwork, rhythmic accuracy, and spatial awareness, with the goal of creating strength and flexibility of both the body and the mind. Cunningham separated movement from storyline or theme, traditional sense of musicality and explicit emotion, as he believed freedom was found within the physical movement itself. He is known for developing “choreography by chance”, a technique in which selected isolated movements are assigned sequence by completely random methods (i.e. tossing a coin..) Cunningham technique® is a valuable tool for today’s dancers, because it pushes them to be present and alert, allowing unexpected movement choices and directional shifts.

Horton Technique (developed by Lester Horton) emphasizes a whole body, anatomical approach to dance that includes flexibility, strength, coordination and body and spatial awareness to enable unrestricted, dramatic freedom of expression. It can enhance a Graham dancer’s strength level and spatial awareness.

CLASS RECORDINGS

Can’t make it to our live Zoom classes? Not to worry!

For an affordable fee, dancers can access recordings of all Virtual Winter Intensive Ballet and/or Graham Technique Zoom classes to watch and follow along at a time that is convenient. Take class from the comfort of your home at a time that fits your schedule best! You can cancel at any time.

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MEET THE FACULTY

ELIZABETH AUCLAIR
Graham Lvl III, Adv Repertory

TAMI ALESSON
Beg/Int Ballet