Featured playlist: Clips for College: Martha Graham by Jordan White, Alexander Street Press
Martha Graham, an American modern dancer and choreographer, was one of the most influential artists in her medium over her 70+ year career. Active from the 1920s until her death in 1991, Graham ushered in a new era in modern dance with works such as "Chronicle" and "Clytemnestra" and the founding of her Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance.
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Ethel Butler: Speaking of Dance
directed by Douglas Rosenberg, fl. 2011; choreographed by Ethel Butler, 1914-1996; produced by Charles L. Reinhart, fl. 1968, Stephanie Reinhart, 1944-2002 and Douglas Rosenberg, fl. 2011; performed by Ethel Butler, 1914-1996 (American Dance Festival, 1995), 55 mins
Ethel Butler: Speaking of Dance - Ethel Butler joined the Martha Graham Dance Company in 1933 and served as one of its prinicipal teachers until 1943. This interview with Butler discusses her time with Martha Graham and includes visual images from the time and video of Butler teaching from the 1990s.
17 Jul 2013
Martha Graham - Barbara Morgan's Photographs
in Vision USA (District of Columbia: United States Information Agency, 1974), 25 mins
This brief USIA clip interviews Barbara Morgan, an American photographer best known for her depictions of modern dancers. From 1936 through 1941, she photographed more than 40 Martha Graham dancers and choreographers, creating "Martha Graham: Sixteen Dances in Photographs." Images are included in this clip.
17 Jul 2013
Martha Graham - Donald McKayle
directed by Douglas Rosenberg, fl. 2011; choreographed by Donald McKayle, 1930-; produced by Stephanie Reinhart, 1944-2002, Charles L. Reinhart, fl. 1968 and Douglas Rosenberg, fl. 2011; performed by Donald McKayle, 1930- (American Dance Festival, 1993), 1 hour 1 mins
This clip of an interview with influential American choreographer Donald McKayle discusses his years at Martha Graham's studio and in her company in the 1940s and 1950s. He reveals anecdotes about her teaching style in the studio, the development of her technique and encounters with other dancers such as Paul Taylor.
17 Jul 2013
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