Martha Graham Dance Company - UGA Performing Arts Center

The box office will be open 10am-2pm during UGA spring break March 4-8

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“Nothing could overshadow the impassioned strength, heart, and commitment — and, to be sure, top-notch proficiency — offered by these dancers.” —Boston Globe

Janet Eilber, artistic director

The most celebrated modern dance company in America makes an eagerly anticipated visit to Athens at last! The Martha Graham Dance Company exemplifies its founder’s timeless and uniquely American style of dance — one that has influenced generations of artists and continues to captivate audiences worldwide. The ensemble will perform Appalachian Spring — Graham’s legendary signature piece set to Aaron Copland’s iconic music and accompanied by a chamber orchestra of local musicians — along with the reimagined Canticle for Innocent Comedians. This performance promises to be one of the absolute highlights of the season.

Pre-performance talk by Martha Graham Dance Company Artistic Director Janet Eilber in the Fine Arts Building room 201 at 6:45 pm (free admission).

 

Free shuttle transportation to this performance (February 2 only) is available for Clarke County seniors, thanks to a partnership between the Performing Arts Center and the Athens Community Council on Aging. For more information, click here.

Fine Arts Theatre (View Seating Chart)

255 Baldwin St.
Athens, GA 30605

Performers

Martha Graham Dance Company
Janet Eilber, artistic director

The Jaclyn Hartenberger Collective
Jaclyn Hartenberger, conductor

Program

Steps in the Street (performed by UGA students) [5:30]
Appalachian Spring [31:00]
Intermission [20:00]
Canticle for Innocent Comedians [45:00]

Supported by

The Christine and Thomas Pavlak Performing Arts Center Endowment
The Charlie and Teresa Friedlander Community Fund at the Athens Area Community Foundation