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An illustrated introduction to Martha Graham's style and philosophy of dance. She explains her understanding of dance composition and the early theories which underpinned it. Wayne McGregor comments on the pivotal role played by Graham as a pioneer of modern dance and the extent to which her technique is still embedded in contemporary dance training. Short excerpts from several of her works illustrate the development of a strong, powerful and uniquely American style. Further elaboration is provided through the demonstration of Graham exercises in a class setting.
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6 October 2010

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Clip to be used when researching Martha Graham dance style and technique for both theory and performance work. Can also be used for research on influential dance artists and changes to modern dance.

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