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Opening Nights & FSU Dance Present: Gwen Welliver to Choreograph for Martha Graham Dance Company

Published February 6, 2018

Photo By Brigid Pierce Courtesy of Opening Nights Performing Arts

The Martha Graham Dance Company

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 at 7:30pm

Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre

Excerpts courtesy of Opening Nights Performing Arts

School of Dance Assistant Professor Gwen Welliver has been commissioned by Opening Nights Performing Arts to choreograph work for the world renowned Martha Graham Dance Company. Welliver’s work is part of the Company’s ‘Lamentation Variation Project’ and the piece will premiere at FSU’s Nancy Smith Fichter Theatre February 27 & 28, 2018, then will tour internationally.

The Martha Graham Dance Company seeks to inspire and cultivate choreographers and dancers to expand contemporary dance. Hailed for its commitment to the leading edge of modern dance, today’s Martha Graham Dance Company performs adventurous new works side by side with the most profound and influential choreography by Martha Graham. This dynamic program includes Graham masterworks from the era when she was a frequent guest artist at Florida State University, her first performance dating back to 1932. Today’s celebrated Graham dancers will also perform a work by Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg created in 2016.

The ‘Lamentation Variation Project’  is a collection of pieces that are inspired by Martha Grahams Lamentation and choreographed by some of todays most note-worth choreographers.

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