The great Graham’s California roots


In my “pre-talk” prior to Martha Graham Dance Company‘s performance at Valley Performing Arts Center this Saturday night, I make the case that the impact and duration of Graham’s career start-up in Los Angeles has gone woefully under reported. Here Graham poses with her first partner, Ted Shawn, in “Malaguena” (1921) — in a California setting.

After we set the historic record straight, I will have the privilege of interviewing Graham company Artistic Director Janet Eilber. Please attend.

Martha Graham Dance Company  | Valley Performing Arts Center | April 18, pre-talk, 6:45 pm

graham photo, merci leclownlyrique

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