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Martha Graham Dance Company:

Student Matinee Series Martha Graham Dance Company: Our American Cultural Legacy

  • Friday, November 21 at 10am
  • Flynn MainStage Map It
  • Grades 2-12

  • $8

Martha Graham—compared to Picasso as an artistic giant of the 20th century—is considered the mother of modern dance. The company she established in 1926 is the oldest and most celebrated in its field, and will perform awe-inspiring pieces from Graham’s incredible repertoire on the Flynn stage. Matinee selections lean heavily on literature and history, exploring Emily Dickenson’s poetry, Greek mythology (Ariadne’s journey into the labyrinth to overcome her fear of the Minotaur), and the pioneering spirit of American settlers on the frontier in the 1800s. The latter, entitled Appalachian Spring, is perhaps the most famous artistic collaboration in our cultural history, between Graham and composer Aaron Copland who won the Pulitzer Prize for this extraordinary piece.

Links to American History, Greek mythology, poetry, physical education, and non-verbal communication.
Common Core: ELA: SL 2, RL 7, WHST 7-8.


Show length: 60 minutes

Companion Workshops

Companion Workshops

Call upon a Flynn teaching artist to work in your classroom with your students before and/or after the show in a matinee companion workshop!

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Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
153 Main Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401
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