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Moore 1 April Moore C.Bergeron Kine 289 sec 504 (int modern) 14 October 2007 The Impact of Martha Graham Martha Graham is arguably one of the most controversial and influential choreographer/ dancers in the history of modern dance. She was one of the many to break away from the strict principles of the 19 th century ballet but was among the few to lay a dramatic foundation of modern technique in America. Her style is well known all over the world today as the Martha Graham technique or Graham theory. She was born in 1894 in Allegheny, Pa. As a young teen, she witnessed her first dance performance by Ruth St. Denis and in 1916 joined the Deishawn dance school in California. While dancing there she was introduced to a variety of dance styles such as folk, experimental, classical, Occidental, Oriental and Native American. After spending a few years short of a decade with the company, Graham moved to New York and eventually began her own company in 1929. She did not like graceful and pretty dancing she wanted the body to express itself with natural movements. Dance to her was an “inner
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