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Martha Graham (1894–1991)

American dancer and choreographer Martha Graham was a revolutionary artist of modern dance in the early 20th century. Born in Allegheny, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in May 1894, her family moved to California when she was 10. She was inspired at that early age to become a dancer when she saw Ruth St. Denis perform her exotic "Epytia" ... See full bio »

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Known For

Lamentation Writer
(1976)
Heretic Dancer
(1931)
Appalachian Spring Miscellaneous Crew
(1958)
Frontier Actress
(1936)

Filmography

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 2004 Early Color Films (Video documentary short) (choreographer)
 1992 Three Dances by Martha Graham (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1984 Errand in the Maze (TV Movie documentary) (choreographer)
 1980 The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
 1975 Errand in the Maze (Short) (choreographer)
 1960 Night Journey (Documentary short) (conceived and choreographed by)
 1958 Appalachian Spring (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1957 Martha Graham: An American Original in Performance (Documentary) (choreographer)
 1926 The Flute of Krishna (Short) (choreographer - uncredited)
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Other Works:

She performed in the ballet, "Errand Into the Maze", "Ardent Song" and "Deaths and Entrances", in a Martha Graham Dance Company production at the Saville Theatre in London, England with Yuriko, Helen McGehee, Robert Cohan, Stuart Hodes, Bertram Ross and Pearl Lang in the cast. See more »

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3 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 1 Pictorial | See more »
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Personal Quote:

The body says what words cannot. See more »

Trivia:

Her experimental work on what the body could do based on its own structure developed into what was known as "percussive movements." See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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