“Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire.” - Martha Graham
JAC has an exciting offering of Martha Graham inspired contemporary dance classes for intermediate and advanced dancers.
Named the "Dancer of the Century" by Time Magazine, Martha Graham’s ballets were inspired by a wide variety of sources, including modern painting, the American frontier, religious ceremonies of Native Americans, and Greek mythology. Many of her most important roles portray great women of history and mythology: Clytemnestra, Jocasta, Medea, Phaedra, Joan of Arc, and Emily Dickinson.
Graham’s repertoire of 181 works has also engaged noted performers such as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Claire Bloom, Margot Fonteyn, Liza Minnelli, Rudolf Nureyev, Maya Plisetskaya, and Kathleen Turner. Her groundbreaking techniques and unmistakable style have earned the Company acclaim from audiences in more than 50 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
Our comprehensive live and virtual course offering guides students through the essential elements of Beginning Level Graham Technique® including the contraction, release, spiral, and other basic exercises – all demonstrated by teachers that have studied with the Graham Company in NYC.