The Martha Graham Dance Company by Blakeley White-McGuire

“The Martha Graham Dance Company:
House of the Pelvic Truth”

by Blakeley White-McGuire


What is the legacy of Martha Graham and why does it endure?

How and why did the philosophy and subsequent canon of Martha Graham flood out into an artistic diaspora that is still a wellspring of inspiration for contemporary artists?

How do dancers that have never studied with, or worked under, Martha Graham maintain her vision?

All of these questions, and many more, are considered in this fascinating book, authored by Blakeley White-McGuire, one of the Martha Graham Company’s ex-principal dancers, which illuminates the ongoing significance of the Martha Graham Dance Company almost 100 years after it was founded.

Through doing so, we are offered a study of the history of the Martha Graham Dance Company – the longest-standing modern dance company in America, its international diaspora and the current generation of dancers taking up the mantel.

Drawing on extensive interviews conducted for the book, the company’s story is told through the experiences, inspirations, motivations and words of performers from Graham’s iconic artistic lineage.


Published by Bloomsbury Academic Jan 2022

Published Jan 13 2022
Format Hardback
Edition 1st
Extent 176
ISBN 9781350145870
Imprint Bloomsbury Academic
Illustrations 19 bw illus
Dimensions 9 x 6 inches
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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