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Martha Graham Dance Comes To Charlotte

Pia Vinson

  One of the most revered dance companies in the world is visiting Charlotte this month for the first time in 30 years. The Martha Graham Dance Company is working with UNC Charlotte's Department of Dance for an upcoming performance that will include music by Aaron Copland and a lost work of Martha Graham's, brought back to life on stage. We'll talk about Martha Graham and her contributions to the world of dance, and why the company that bears her name is working so closely with UNC Charlotte's dance department to recreate this lost work here in the Queen City, when Charlotte Talks.

Kim Jones - Assistant Professor of Dance at the UNC Charlotte, a choreographer, dancer and a native New Yorker
Jeanmarie Higgins - Assistant Professor of Dramaturgy at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Meg Whalen - Director of Communications in the College of Arts + Architecture at UNC Charlotte and Adjunct Professor of American Music at Queens University of Charlotte

  • Event: UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture is hosting the Martha Graham Dance Company January 18 (Friday) at the Knight Theater. 8pm. Details. 
  • A pre-concert panel discussion will bring the five artists of the Imperial Gesture creative team together to talk about the process of reconstructing that lost Graham work. 7pm on the stage at Knight Theater Fri. 1/18
  • Photos: Rehearsal of the Imperial Gesture reanimation, recreation of the costume and more here.