ABOUT THE PROGRAM
In this one-time-only dance event, a multigenerational group of performers from the Martha Graham Dance Company’s past, present, and future will excavate their relationships to Graham and the underlying “movement forces” that bind them to one another, to Graham, and to the Company. Organized by Austrian choreographer and artist Michael Kliën, Excavation Site: Martha Graham U.S.A. bypasses the institutionalized social structures of the Company to uncover new paths of organization and potential between its participants. The work utilizes strategies of social choreography developed in collaboration with dramaturge Steve Valk, who has organized a complementary discursive component that will unfold alongside the performance in an adjacent studio. Audiences will be invited to explore the work for any length of time and will be encouraged to move freely between the two spaces.
For more Information visit http://www.newmuseum.org/calendar/view/michael-klien-em-excavation-site-martha-graham-u-s-a-em.