The January 18, 2013 performance in Charlotte of the Martha Graham Dance Company for the first time in 30 years is exciting news. The iconic exponent of the modern dance movement, Graham lives on through her choreography executed by the company, formed in 1926. Tickets range from $35-$45 for the 8 p.m. performance, sponsored by the UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture at the Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St.
This dance tour is coming off the heels of a horrible encounter with Hurricane Sandy. Treasured artifacts, as well as historic and brand new costumes and sets were submerged underwater for 6 days. An estimated $4,000,000 in damage was done. Efforts are underway to refurbish or recreate lost items, and a Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund was established to support this effort.
These circumstances have not deterred the Martha Graham Dance Company from their tour, with stops in Italy, and the US states of Michigan and New York.
The program will include “Appalachian Spring”, a piece of Americana scored by famed 20th Century composer Aaron Copland. Another interesting feature will be the premier of a work of Graham’s that was lost, “Imperial Gesture.” This choreography was reconstructed by former Martha Graham Company member and current UNC-Charlotte assistant dance professor Kim Jones.
Call the Blumenthal Box Office at (704)372-1000 for tickets, or visit the website.