Dance at Bennington College: 80 Years of Moving Through

September 12 through November 29, 2014

Martha Graham

In 1934, the college established a summer school and invited Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, and Hanya Holm to teach, create, and perform. America's first home for dance was thereby established and this tradition continues today. Historic photographs will be drawn from Bennington's archives featuring seminal figures in the development of American modern and post-modern dance.

The following "Talking Dance" lectures are scheduled during the exhibition:

  • Friday, September 12, 5:30 to 8 pm
    Opening Reception and discussion with Bennington College dance professors Dana Rietz and Terry Creach and Flynn Executive Director John Killacky, illustrating the history of dance at Bennington. View the recorded discussion here.

  • 12 minute video from James Gero (The Artful Word)

  • Thursday, November 6 at 6 pm
    Pre-performance (Jurij Konjar/Steve Paxton) discussion with Stowe-based choreographer Polly Motley and dancer Steve Paxton.

  • Friday, November 21 at 6:30 pm
    Pre-performance (Martha Graham Dance Company) conversation with Janet Elber, artistic director of the Martha Graham Dance Company, and Flynn Artistic Director Steve MacQueen.

Accessibility info: AD + ASL available for all three gallery events. To request, call 802-652-4505, at least two weeks in advance of the event date that the service is needed.

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Supported in part by Amy E. Tarrant, Vermont Arts Council, Vermont Humanities Council, and Vermont Community Foundation.

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