Tag: Dance

Accessing the Eternal Through Dance

   Karen Greenspan   posted:  52 days ago

Ragamala Dance Company, a family affair, has its artistic roots in the South Indian dance form, Bharatanatyam, renowned as the oldest classical dance tradition in India.

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Director Selects: Martha Graham Dance Company and Jason Moran

   Thor Steingraber   posted:  2 months ago

At The Soraya, we’re helping to make history. Students of music, dance, and American culture know that few individuals contributed more to the advancement of art in the 20th century...

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Martha Graham’s ode to nature ‘Canticle,’ re-imagined for 21st Century

   Debra Levine   posted:  3 months ago

When Martha Graham premiered a new, full-company work with a poetic title, “Canticle for Innocent Comedians,” it was the Spring of 1952.

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Bridging the Dance Gap with Ballet BC

   Debra Levine   posted:  3 months ago

When the effervescent contemporary ballet troupe Ballet BC last appeared at The Soraya, it was indeed “BC”—Before Covid.

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Time Traveling with Martha Graham, at The Soraya

   Debra Levine   posted:  6 months ago

When Martha Graham placed a single bare foot—famously small, her feet had enviable high arches—on the stage of New York’s 48th Street Theater in her 1926 debut as an independent...

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A final bow for The Soraya’s resident ballet company

   Thor Steingraber   posted:  15 months ago

Even as light emerges at the end of the tunnel, the struggle to stand up the arts sector, post-pandemic, is merely beginning.

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A Tribute to Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

   Debra Levine   posted:  15 months ago

It was a gem of a dance company: a sleek, risk-taking, youthful, uber-trained crew of mega-movers. Anna Kisselgoff, writing in The New York Times, called them “A breath of fresh air!” 

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The Soraya comes to Netflix with Lil Buck and Jon Boogz

posted:  19 months ago

We’re proud to announce that The Soraya is making its first appearance on Netflix, available for streaming starting today, October 23.

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Honoring the 19th Amendment with Martha Graham Dance Company

posted:  21 months ago

The Soraya joins our partner, the Martha Graham Dance Company, in celebrating this week’s 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave American women the right to vote and propelled the ongoing struggle to guarantee those rights for all women. We honor the historic importance of the 19th through the lens of Martha Graham’s own social activism – so evident in works such as American Document, Panorama, Chronicle, and Immediate Tragedy.

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