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Martha Graham Dance Company

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Martha Graham Dance Company

Martha Graham Dance Company 

When: March 23-24 2017
Price: $10 - $39

The phrase "a ninety-one-year-old modern dance company" has a dizzying, delicious dissonance to it. But the numbers don't lie: it was 1926 when choreographer Martha Graham created a troupe to perform her groundbreaking works and perpetuate them after her death. In recent years, the company has diversified its offerings through new commissions by artists influenced by Graham's signature methods and style. Carolina Performing Arts commissioned Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's Mosaic for its current Sacred/Secular: A Sufi Journey series. Critics at the work's New York premiere last month praised its "sensuous Middle Eastern movement quality" ( and "transcendent, mysterious effects" (The Village Voice). At UNC, the evening also includes I used to love you, maverick Annie-B Parson's dance theater response to Graham's 1941 work on marital infidelities, Punch and the Judy. —Byron Woods 


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