The San Diego Union-Tribune
Marcia Manna
January 16, 2020

In her time, Martha Graham was an American rebel with a cause, a pioneering dancer and choreographer who changed the landscape of modern dance.

Before her death in 1991 at age 96, she created nearly 200 choreographed works and garnered numerous awards (including the first Guggenheim Fellowship given to a dancer).

She also included African American and Asian dancers in her company, and her passionate, dramatic movement language is taught by dance companies worldwide.

The Martha Graham Dance Company, founded in 1926, continues her legacy with “The Eve Project,” a touring contemporary dance production presented by the La Jolla Music Society on Wednesday at the Civic Theatre.

The New York-based company is reviving a selection of Graham masterworks and presenting them along with works by notable contemporary choreographers.

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