Gary Galbraith and Virginie Mécène in Martha Grahams Appalachian Spring

Event Details
Event Description:

This performance is supported in part by the Topfer Endowment for Performing Arts Production and the National Dance Project. Presented in partnership with the Department of Theatre & Dance

Martha Graham Dance Company
Janet Eilber, artistic director

Appalachian Spring

Texas Performing Arts is thrilled to welcome back the iconic Martha Graham Dance Company for the first time in many seasons performing a program of signature and new works. Since its founding by Ms. Graham in 1926, the company has been a leader in the development of contemporary dance, bringing to life a timeless and uniquely American style of dance that digs deep into the psyche to define a new, homegrown, emotionally charged, and socially engaged contemporary. Today’s company continues to foster Graham’s spirit of ingenuity, presenting masterpieces by Graham and her contemporaries, alongside newly commissioned works by artists inspired by Graham’s legacy.

Graham’s Appalachian Spring is a snapshot of an exciting moment in dance history. The work premiered in 1944 and featured a score by Aaron Copland that earned him a Pulitzer Prize; Graham danced the lead, opposite Merce Cunningham. The program also features Echo, a new work by choreographer Andonis Foniadakis, created for the Martha Graham Dance Company as part of the company’s Myth and Transformation project,…

Date and Time:Sep. 25 | 8:00 PM
Contact:PAC Ticket Office
Admission:$36 - $45
Location:Bass Concert Hall (PAC Building) Maps and Directions
Sponsor:Texas Performing Arts