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    research one of the most influential Modern Dance pioneers; Martha Graham. Graham’s contributions to dance has often been compared to Picasso’s contributions to art and Stravinsky’s to music; in my opinion she opened up many new opportunities and possibilities for dance including the ability to learn free expression and honesty through movement. Martha Graham was born on May the 11th, 1894, in the suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Martha was one of George and Jane Beers Graham’s three daughters

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    Martha Graham: dancer, teacher, choreographer, mother of 20th century dance. Martha is recognized as one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. Her dance technique and style was constantly growing and expanding through experimentation of what the body could do based on its own structure. “’I wanted to begin,’ she said, ‘not with characters or ideas, but with movement’” (World Biography). She believed that the purpose of dance was to create an increased awareness of life

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    Martha Graham and Doris Humphrey are known as the founders, or the pioneers of modern dance. They were of the first to begin the modern dance era, after Isadora Duncan. Graham and Humphrey reshaped the way people looked at dance giving it new meaning. During the 1900’s they defined modern dance and gave it clear recognizable movements that distinguish it from many other dances created in the past. Martha Graham's technique of modern dance consists of very powerful, and emotional movements. They

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    Martha Graham is one of the most important and well-known dancers/ choreographers of the 20th century. Graham is considered the mother of modern dance because of how much she studied and experimented with modern dance then passed on her information to future generations. She used modern dance to break away from the traditional movements and constraints of dance and created movements that would truly displayed the human soul through movement. Graham was born on May 11th, 1894 in a small town outside

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    Martha Graham Martha Graham was born on May 11, 1894 in Allegheny (now Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania. She was 1 of the 3 daughters her parents, George and Jane Graham, had. Influenced by her father, he was a doctor that used physical moving to fix nervous disorders. He believed that the body could express its inner senses. Martha became interested in dance after seeing Ruth St. Denis perform in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, her parents did not approve her wishes to study dance and because of this,

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    Martha Graham Martha Graham was one of the most influential figures in American modern dance, and her techniques and styles are still practiced today. She became widely known throughout all ages and decades. Her first debut was in the 1920's. As time went on, she became more experienced and wiser in the modern dance field. Martha Graham, whose style was considered controversial, became one of the finest choreographers and dancers in the dance world. In 1894 Martha was born in Allegheny

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    Martha Graham (1894-1991) was a professional dancer and choreographer. It is said that Graham invented Modern Dance. She was very talented and even won awards for her hard work including the Medal of Freedom. After viewing short clips of Graham’s style of dance, I am able to see that Graham was not afraid to dance and nor was she afraid of the music. Watching her dance in these clips, I did see freedom and elegance. I was able to see her true personality through her body movements. In comparison

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    As dance continued to be more prominent, some great choreographers utilized it to achieve greater goals that related to the issues of that current time. The pioneer Martha Graham created dances that contained uncommon

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    This is an article from Pittsburgh University which briefly concludes about Martha Graham's dance career. The article includes where Martha Graham started to learn dancing, some of the transactions in Martha's life and her impact on American modern dance. This is a great source for people who want to know basic information about Martha Graham's dance career and impact on America in a limit amount of time. The article forcefully describes Martha's dance career and the subtitles in the article are

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    Martha Graham Generation after generation, in different countries of the world there has always been different styles of body expression. Dance is a special form of art which movement of the body creates. One of the most delicate types of dance, which evokes emotion, is ballet. For Martha Graham, ballet was not only a dance: it was a way to express a fear or happiness with gestures created by the body. Graham was recognized as having made revolutionary changes in dance: in form, subject

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