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Radical Dance For The People: Martha Graham Dance Company

2:00–7:30 P.M.
Free with Museum admission

Saturday, October 7 | Tuesday, October 10
Various galleries throughout The Met Fifth Avenue

Few dance companies have revolutionized the art quite like Martha Graham's. From the company's founding in 1926, Graham's signature style has remained a "cornerstone" (Time) of American modern dance, and continues to be taught worldwide. Now, in conjunction with the exhibition Art for the Millions: American Culture and Politics in the 1930s, dancers from the Martha Graham Dance Company stage some of Graham’s most powerful '30s solos in galleries throughout The Met. 

Works to include Lamentation (1930), Satyric Festival Song (1932), Ekstasis (1933), Spectre-1914 (1936), Immediate Tragedy (1937), and Deep Song (1937).

Free with Museum admission

A complete cycle of all six solos will be performed twice daily, in four galleries throughout the museum. Each solo varies in length from four to nine minutes. A complete performance schedule will be posted closer to the performance dates. 

Full cycles will occur on:

Saturday October 7 from approximately 2–4 pm, and approximately 4–7:30pm.
Tuesday, October 10 from approximately 10:30am–1:00pm, and approximately 2:30pm–5:00pm.

Performances will be featured in the following galleries:

Gallery 700, The Charles Engelhard Court, The American Wing
Gallery 162, Leon Levy and Shelby White Court, Greek & Roman Art
Gallery 131, Temple of Dendur, Egyptian Art
Gallery 271, Astor Chinese Garden Court, Asian Art

We invite visitors to view some or all of the performances as your schedule allows. It is not necessary to view all of the solos in any particular order to enjoy this experience.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Art for the Millions: American Culture and Politics in the 1930s.

The exhibition is made possible by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation and The Schiff Foundation.

Photo: Martha Graham in Letter to the World (Kick), 1940. Barbara and Willard Morgan photographs and papers, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA. Used with permission.

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