Modern Dance

By: Meagan Dodson

Modern dance is a style of western concert dance which began somewhere between the late 19th century and early 20th century. Modern dance birthplaces were in the United States and Germany, was a response to ballet as the primary form of concert dance. Modern dance refused aspects of classical ballet and broke away from codified movements and balletic narrative structures.

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 the modern visual arts. She danced and choreographed for over seventy years.

Pieces that Martha Graham choreographed and danced in

Snow on the Mesa (1995)

Acts of Light (1981)

Appalachian Spring (1944)

Cave of the Heart (1946)

Chronicle (1936)

Clytemnestra (1958)

Dark Meadow (1946)

Deaths and Entrances (1943)

Deep Song (1937)

Diversion of Angels (1948)

El Penitente (1940)

Embattled Garden (1958)


And MANY more!!

Martha Graham - Lamentation
Modern Dance ( Martha Graham - No Id)