Master class and multimedia conference
Founded in 1926 by Martha Graham, a modern dance pioneer, the Martha Graham Dance Company has performed to rapturous acclaim the world over and is now dancing on Quebec soil for the very first time. To mark this glorious visit by America’s oldest dance company, FASS has organised a substantial programme.
2:00 p.m. : Master class with Denise Vale, senior artistic associate, MGDC
4:00 p.m. : Prelude and Revolt: Denishaw to Graham (1906-1948): a multimedia overview of the career and work of Martha Graham.
Important : narration of the conference will be in English. A French translation will be provided.
Limited seating; reservations required.
8 p.m. Show under the Big Top
On the evening programme, the Big Tent is the venue for four works, three of them from the Graham repertory: Diversion of Angels, a joyous study of love; Errand, a pas de deux on the myth of Ariane and the minotaur; and Lamentation Variations, a choreography on the topic of grief and suffering. Lastly, Echo, by the choreographer Andonis Foniadakis, is a work inspired by the myth of Narcissus and Echo; this is the work’s Canadian premiere.
All in all, a programme of unsurpassed creativity and astonishing expressive quality, beautifully interpreted by the legendary company.
8 p.m : Show under the Big Top
"The queen of modern dance's legacy lives on" – Time Out, New York
Crédit: Photo : John Deane