Essays Tagged: "Ted Shawn"

Pioneers of Dance: Martha Graham "Movement Never Lies"

d these words ran right through her, they stayed, engraved.At the age of fourteen, her family relocated to California. Approximately three years later, she attended a Los Angeles dance recital by Ruth ... olled into Denishawn. At twenty two, this petite, timid, but insightful and diligent girl impressed Ted Shawn, one of the leaders in the studio. She was chosen to dance in his rendition of Xochilt. Th ...

(3 pages) 72 0 3.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

"Martha Graham"

am, a name widely known among fellow dance connoisseurs, has been compared to some of the most talented artists of the past due to her significant contributions to what is today called "contemporary" ... raham: The Twentieth Century's Most Important Dancer, the Mother of Modern Dance.Graham is not credited for being the first to rebel against the structured and unyielding customs of nineteenth century ...

(7 pages) 115 0 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

A breif history on martha graham

duals. She rebelled religious boundaries 1917 - Joined Denishawn, worked closely with Ted Shawn. Danced for the 7 presidents starting with Roosevelt. She refused to dance a ... ughout the night. Famous movement was release and contraction. 181 pieces of work created - most famous is lemotation Created the only codified dance of the period apart from ball ...

(1 pages) 33 0 3.5 Dec/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

Evolution of Modern Dance

Emerging in 1890 when dancers and choreographers revolted from the stiff and structured Ballet technique, modern dance has evolved a lot over the years. S ... nnis, offered a performance of Radha, her first dance work, in 1906. She married her dance partner, Ted Shawn, eight years later. Together they founded the Denishawn Dance Company. Two famous names in ... t year, Merce Cunningham established his own modern dance company. Two years later, Alvin Ailey created the American Dance Theatre. He had studied dance with Lester Horton, who taught in Los Angeles. ...

(1 pages) 64 0 4.6 May/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts