Graham March( American dancer, teacher and choreographer)
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Graham, MARCH (Graham, Martha) (1894-1991), American dancer, teacher and choreographer (by more than 190 productions). Born in Pittsburgh (pc. Pennsylvania) May 22, 1894. In 1916 he entered the school dance 'Denishoun' (R.Sen-Denis - T. Shawn) in Los Angeles and a few years she made her debut in the troupe 'Denishoun' in the performance of Aztec motifs "Ksochitl" (Xochitl, 1920). Within two years, appeared in the Broadway show "Greenwich Village folliz" (1923-1925), then taught at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester. In 1930 founded in New York 'Repertoire Dance Theater'. By his famous production of "The Rite of Spring" Stravinsky in 1930, it attracted LF choreographer Massine and conductor L. Stokowski. In 1932 became the first representative of dance, received the Guggenheim Fellowship.
. In some productions, Graham, for example in the "Dark Valley" (Dark Meadow, music Chavez, 1946), on the theme of reincarnation, the action takes place outside of time and space, there are no human characters
. A number of papers Graham have a special task: this is the show "Letter to the world" (Letter to the World, Music by Hunter Johnson, 1940), which reveals the inner world of the American poet 19. Emily Dickinson. Graham repeatedly appealed to the tragic images of women of the past. Thus, the ballet "Cave of the heart" (Cave of the Heart, music by S. Barbera, 1946) focuses on the terrible vengeance of Medea, and the ballet "Night Journey" (Night Journey, Music U. of Shumen, 1947) - the terrible fate of Queen Jocasta, Oedipus' mother. Among other important works Graham - "Legend of Judith" (music Shumen, . 1950); the memory of the American pioneers, pioneers - "Spring in the Appalachian Mountains" (music by A. Copland, . 1944; film version - 1958), and the glorification of the world of dance - "Acrobats of God" (music by K. Surimaha, . 1960),
The first 'full-length' Work Graham - "Clytemnestra" (music by Halim El-Dabha, 1958) was the result of a combination of talent with the skill. More recent productions Graham - "Phaedra" (music by Robert Starera, . 1962), . "Poluyav - drowse" (Part Real - Part Dream, . music Mordechai Sціther, . 1965), . "Ancient Times" (Archaic Hours, . music by Eugene Lester, . 1969) and "Acts of Light" (Acts of Light, . Music Normans Dello Joy, . 1981),
Martha Graham troupe gained international prominence after touring Europe and the Middle East. Permanent seat of a troupe and school Graham was 'Center of Contemporary Dance Martha Graham' in New York. In 1957 the film "World dancer" (A Dancer World), where a living form disclosed basic ideas Graham and her troupe presented beautifully. Her book "The Notebooks of Martha Graham" (The Notebooks of Martha Graham, 1973) sheds light on the source of inspiration Graham as a dancer and choreographer. In 1984, Graham received the Legion of Honor. Graham died in New York on April 1, 1991.