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Martha Graham Dance Company September 11-23, 2007 at The JOYCE THEATER

by Erik Novoa
September 11, 2007
The Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Avenue (at the corner of 19th Street)
New York, NY 10011
212-242-0800
Photos by Erik Novoa
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(The text is a press release.)

Paul Szilard Productions, Inc. presented the Martha Graham Dance Company in a special two week engagement at The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue (at 19th Street), September 11 - 23, 2007. The acclaimed company performed three programs (A, B, C) that featured many of the Graham classics during this 80th anniversary Season. The Opening Nightprogram included a special presentation. There was a Gala at 7pmon Tuesday, 9/18. Saturday 9/15 2pm was the program 'From The Horses Mouth'.

Each program featured three Graham masterworks: A Program 'Diversion of Angels', 'Night Journey' (Wed 9/12; Sat 9/15 8pm; Thur 9/20). B Program 'Cave of the Heart', 'Acts of Light' (Thur 9/12; Fri 9/14; Sun 9/16 2 & 7:30pm). C Program 'Appalachian Spring',Sketches from'Chronicle'(Wed 9/19; Fri 9/21; Sat 9/22 8pm; Sun 9/23 7:30pm). Special Programs:Opening Night (Tues 9/11) 'Lamentation Variations' by Azme Barton, Larry Keigwin and Richard Move;'Embattled Garden', 'Night Journey'. 'From The Horses Mouth'- the heart and history of Graham told in stories and dance by illustrious alumni. (Sat 9/15 2pm). Gala event - Special program & Guest Artists call 212 838-5886 (Tues 9/18 7pm). Teen event 'EmbattledGarden', 'Ardent Song (Redux)', Sketches from'Chronicle' (Sat 9/22 2pm). Family Program - 'Diversion of Angels', 'Ardent Song (Redux)', Sketches from
'Chronicle' (
Sun 9/23 2pm).

Founded in 1926 by dancer and choreographer Martha Graham, the Martha Graham Dance Company (Janet Eilber, Artistic Director; LaRue Allen, Executive Director) is the oldest and most celebrated contemporary dance company in America. Since its inception, the Company has received international acclaim from audiences in over 50 countries throughout the world. Martha Graham choreographed 181 works in her lifetime. Though Martha Graham herself is the best-known alumna of her company, having danced from the Company's inception until the late 1960's, the Company has provided a training ground for some of modern dance's most illustrious performers and choreographers including: Merce Cunningham, Erick Hawkins, Pearl Lang, Elisa Monte, Paul Taylor, Glen Tetley, and Pascal Rioult. Among celebrities who have joined the Company in performance are Mikhail Baryshnikov, Claire Bloom, Margot Fonteyn, Liza Minnelli, Rudolf Nureyev, Maya Plisetskaya, and Kathleen Turner. The Martha Graham Dance Company has commissioned works from Twyla Tharp, Robert Wilson, Susan Stroman, Lucinda Childs, and Maurice Béjart.

A former leading dancer, Paul Szilard has performed throughout the worlds. As a world-renowned impresario, he has presented such prestigious dance companies as the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater ( exclusive international representative for over 37 years), New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater to name a few. He produced / presented the Bavarian National Ballet of the Munich State Opera; American Ballet Theater; the Alvin Ailey company. Some of the internationally acclaimed artists presented by Mr. Szilard include Mikhail Baryshnikov, Eric Bruhn, Patrick Dupond, Judith Jamison, John Taras, Violette Verdy, Donna Wood and many others. Mr. Szilard produced the first Japanese tour of 'West Side Story' with an American cast rehearsed by Jerome Robbins. It was the first English language Broadway show from New York to appear there. His acclaimed autobiography,Under My Wings: My Life as an Impresario, was published in 2002.
Martha Graham Dance Company at The Joyce Theater

Martha Graham Dance Company at The Joyce Theater

Photo © & courtesy of Erik Novoa


Martha Graham Dance Company at The Joyce Theater

Martha Graham Dance Company at The Joyce Theater

Photo © & courtesy of Erik Novoa


Martha Graham Dance Company at The Joyce Theater

Martha Graham Dance Company at The Joyce Theater

Photo © & courtesy of Erik Novoa


Martha Graham Dance Company at The Joyce Theater

Martha Graham Dance Company at The Joyce Theater

Photo © & courtesy of Erik Novoa


Martha Graham Dance Company at The Joyce Theater

Martha Graham Dance Company at The Joyce Theater

Photo © & courtesy of Erik Novoa


Martha Graham Dance Company at The Joyce Theater

Martha Graham Dance Company at The Joyce Theater

Photo © & courtesy of Erik Novoa

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