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Contemporary Dance

17 April 2015

To complement the BBC's search for the Young Dancer of 2015, BBC Arts goes deeper into the dance forms and the great dancers and choreographers who helped define their particular genres. For the contemporary dance category, the legendary American dancer and choreographer Martha Graham - 'Goddess of Dance' - is featured.

There is an exclusive film featuring choreographer Wayne McGregor and artistic director Sharon Watson discussing the influence of Martha Graham, a look at her place in the history of contemporary dance written by Paul RW Jackson, and a series of short step-by-step films illustrating her techniques.