Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Martha Graham Dance Company

Martha Graham Dance Company

Martha Graham, American dancer and choreographer whose name became synonymous with ' or ' contemporary ' dance, celebrated on the last Google doodle of 117is today, marking her birthday.

In a piece of animation, eleborate doodle is based on a dancer who performs a series of impressive Grahamesque routines, to clear the six letters of the name of the search engine.

Graham, whose influence contemporary dance has been likened to the legacy of Pablo Picasso and Frank Lloyd Wright in their own spheres, passed away at her home in New York in 1991 at the age of 96.

However, this had sealed its position well before the Pantheon very artistic revolutionaries of the 20th century, having been credited with the development of new and codified dance language that breaking the traditional mould and has established itself as a viable alternative to the older tradition of Ballet.

According to Time magazine: "the fierce choreography sometimes amazed and horrified, but sometimes this is embodied in the contemporary dance — arrogantly and spectacular."

Originally known as a great dancer in her own right, daughter of a Pittsburgh born Victorian era mental health practitioner, you can run slowly on contined in life and left the scene at the age of 75, when he gave the final performancein 1969.

Choreography by more than 180 Graham works, looking enviously later in life to young dancers performing the signature style and based on the contraction and release of the body.

The legacy lives on techniques used by dance companies around the globe, including the Martha Graham Dance Company, which continued to develop contemporary dance since its founding in 1926, often rooting works in contemporary social and political environments.

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