Martha Graham Dance Company

Mar 29, 2024

07:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage / Auditorium Seating

141 Park Road, Iowa City, IA 52242

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Martha Graham Dancer center stage in white costume with left leg extended towards ceiling against the contrast of black stage

Adults $65 / $45
Students & Youth $10

Presented in collaboration with University of Iowa Department of Dance and the UI Dance Company

Part of Hancher's 51st season

An indispensable dance company celebrates 100 years, bringing its founder's classic works to the stage alongside new work by contemporary choreographers. Martha Graham—an icon among 20th century artistic icons—radically expanded the dance vocabulary, and her work has captivated audiences worldwide while influencing generations of artists. 

In its centennial season, the Martha Graham Dance Company comes to Hancher to perform Graham's 1947 duet Errand into the Maze based on the myth of Thesus and the Minotaur, Agnes de Mille's classic Rodeo with Aaron Copland's beloved score reorchestrated in a bluegrass style by Punch Brothers violinist Gabe Witcher, and Hofesh Shechter's Cave inspired by the rave scene. 

The program will open with Graham's Panorama, which was choreographed in 1935 and is and electric example of the modernism of its time. The work will be performed by 38 student dancers from the University of Iowa Department of Dance. 

Martha GRAHAM: Panorama, set on the University of Iowa Dance Company and additional UI dance students
Martha GRAHAM: Errand into the Maze
Agnes DE MILLE: Rodeo
Hofesh SHECHTER: Cave

Martha Graham Dance Company Website

George A. & Barbara J. Grilley
Bruce & Melanie Haupert
Ed & Ann Lorson
Leslie & Mark Nolte / Nolte Academy
François M. & Doris E. Abboud
Bill Rubright in loving memory of Karen G. Rubright & Emilie J. Rubright

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