Photography by Martha Graham for Harper’s Bazaar, May 1994

Photography by Martha Graham for Harper’s Bazaar, May 1994

Martha Graham, Lamantation, 1930. De manier van dansen die Graham ontwikkelde, staat bekend als Grahamdans. Naast het klassiek ballet is dit het enige uitgewerkte systeem voor beroepsdansers. In deze dans is het middenrif het startpunt voor iedere beweging: spanning en ontspanning door in- en uitademen. Andere kenmerken zijn het vallen, de spiraal (het na elkaar ronddraaien van bekken, middel, schouders en hoofd) kruipen, vallen, rollen en zwiepende bewegingen.

Martha Graham, Lamantation, 1930. De manier van dansen die Graham ontwikkelde, staat bekend als Grahamdans. Naast het klassiek ballet is dit het enige uitgewerkte systeem voor beroepsdansers. In deze dans is het middenrif het startpunt voor iedere beweging: spanning en ontspanning door in- en uitademen. Andere kenmerken zijn het vallen, de spiraal (het na elkaar ronddraaien van bekken, middel, schouders en hoofd) kruipen, vallen, rollen en zwiepende bewegingen.

Have always loved this photo of Martha Graham.

Have always loved this photo of Martha Graham.

Martha Graham (May 11, 1894 – April 1, 1991) was an American modern dancer and choreographer whose influence on dance has been compared with the influence Picasso had on modern visual arts, Stravinsky had on music, or Frank Lloyd Wright had on architecture. She danced and choreographed for over seventy years. Photo was taken by Imogen Cunningham in 1931.

Martha Graham (May 11, 1894 – April 1, 1991) was an American modern dancer and choreographer whose influence on dance has been compared with the influence Picasso had on modern visual arts, Stravinsky had on music, or Frank Lloyd Wright had on architecture. She danced and choreographed for over seventy years. Photo was taken by Imogen Cunningham in 1931.

One of my fav pics.Martha Graham taken by Imogen Cunningham

One of my fav pics.Martha Graham taken by Imogen Cunningham

more Martha...this reminds me of Miranda July's dance scene in her movie...Future.

more Martha...this reminds me of Miranda July's dance scene in her movie...Future.

The Blessed Unrest Quote ~ by Martha Graham l came to know this AWESOME quote thru Sara Bareilles ^_^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYTNOOcJq10&index=24&list=UUeorj4gQq9KLidnoC-XCbCQ

The Blessed Unrest Quote ~ by Martha Graham l came to know this AWESOME quote thru Sara Bareilles ^_^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYTNOOcJq10&index=24&list=UUeorj4gQq9KLidnoC-XCbCQ

Martha Graham - just beautiful.

Martha Graham - just beautiful.

I'm guessing this is a young Martha Graham in the 1920s - she danced with Denishawn before her solo career and they did a lot of dance work in silent films.

I'm guessing this is a young Martha Graham in the 1920s - she danced with Denishawn before her solo career and they did a lot of dance work in silent films.

Martha Graham Graham identified a method of breathing and impulse control she called "contraction and release." For her, movement originated in the tension of a contracted muscle, and continued in the flow of energy released from the body as the muscle relaxed. This method of muscle control gave Graham's dances and dancers a hard, angular look, one that was very unfamiliar to dance audiences used to the smooth, lyrical bodily motions of Isadora Duncan and Ruth St. Denis.

Martha Graham Graham identified a method of breathing and impulse control she called "contraction and release." For her, movement originated in the tension of a contracted muscle, and continued in the flow of energy released from the body as the muscle relaxed. This method of muscle control gave Graham's dances and dancers a hard, angular look, one that was very unfamiliar to dance audiences used to the smooth, lyrical bodily motions of Isadora Duncan and Ruth St. Denis.

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