The Martha Graham Dance Company: House of the Pelvic Truth (Paperback)

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What is the legacy of Martha Graham and why does it endure?

How and why did the philosophy and subsequent canon of Martha Graham flood out into an artistic diaspora that is still a wellspring of inspiration for contemporary artists?

How do dancers that have never studied with, or worked under, Martha Graham maintain her vision?

All of these questions, and many more, are considered in this fascinating book, authored by one of the Martha Graham Company's ex-principal dancers, which illuminates the ongoing significance of the Martha Graham Dance Company almost 100 years after it was founded.

Through doing so, we are offered a study of the history of the Martha Graham Dance Company - the longest-standing modern dance company in America, its international diaspora and the current generation of dancers taking up the mantel.

Drawing on extensive interviews conducted for the book, the company's story is told through the experiences, inspirations, motivations and words of performers from Graham's iconic artistic lineage.

About the Author


Blakeley White-McGuire was a Principal dancer with the Martha Graham Company from 2001 - 17. She currently serves on the faculties of the American Dance Festival, the Paul Taylor School, Hunter College, City University of New York, and is an official Regisseur for the Martha Graham Center staging repertory internationally.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781350145863
ISBN-10: 1350145866
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: April 7th, 2022
Pages: 176
Language: English