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Martha Graham Dance Company

February 10 – 11, 2023
Zellerbach Theatre
PLA Presents

The most celebrated modern dance company in America returns to our stage with a wondrous classic and two exciting Philadelphia premieres. The “most skilled and powerful dancers you can ever hope to see” (The Washington Post) perform a newly reimagined Canticle for Innocent Comedians, based on the 1952 original which was considered magical but is now lost. With lead choreography by Emmy® and Tony® Award-winner Sonya Tayeh alongside a diverse group of dance-makers, this Canticle keeps the same format and theme with a new score by jazz pianist Jason Moran. The program also includes CAVE by Hofesh Shechter and the iconic Appalachian Spring, showcasing why Graham’s legacy and stunning company have remained at the forefront of American dance for most of a century.

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Feb 10:
Stay after the performance for a post-show talk with the artists, hosted by Christopher Gruits, our Executive & Artistic Director.

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Media support for the 22/23 season dance series provided by The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Photo credits:
1, 3-5: Luis Luque
2: Anne O'Donnell
6: Brian Pollock