One of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Martha Graham created 181 works and invented a distinctive movement language that still resonates today for its ingenuity in delving into the human psyche. For the company’s return to the Newman Center, the program will include two of Graham’s masterworks, Dark Meadow and Errand into the Maze.
In addition to the performance, there will be a special exhibition displayed on the north balcony of Joy Burns Plaza. Ritual, Myth, and Archetype in Early Modern Dance uses archival materials from the University of Denver Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library to connect themes present in Martha Graham’s works, such as Errand in the Maze and Dark Meadow, to those in works by early modern dance pioneers Mary Wigman, Hanya Holm, and Colorado-based artist Maxine Munt.
This program is made possible in part by
Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library
Grynberg Family Endowment for Dance Programming
L. Roger and Meredith Hutson
The Newman Center Endowed Fund for Experiential and Cultural Learning