Martha Graham

Who was Martha Graham?
She was an American Modern dancer
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What technique did she create? And what does it mean
The Graham Technique and it is a form of contraction and release
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Where did she first study dance?
At Denishawn School Of Dancing from 1915 to 1923
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When was Lamentation first premiered?
1930
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Why is she important in the development of contemporary dance?
She created an entire movement that revolutionized the dance world and created what is known today as modern dance.
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When was "Night Journey" first premiered?
1947
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What is "Night Journey" about?
It is about Jocasta, Oedipus and Tiresias and how Tiresias, a blind man, tells the couple that they are in fact mother and son. Jocasta kills herself and Oedipus takes out his eyes.
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Are there other characteristics of Martha Graham?
flexed feet, floor work, gravity, distorted body shapes, expression and angular, bent limbs.
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