Martha Graham (46) photo taken by Barbara Morgan (1940). Martha danced until she was 76 and choreographed until her death at 96.

Martha Graham (46) photo taken by Barbara Morgan (1940). Martha danced until she was 76 and choreographed until her death at 96.

Martha Graham (May 11, 1894 – April 1, 1991) was an American modern dancer and choreographer whose influence on dance has been compared with the influence Picasso had on modern visual arts, Stravinsky had on music, or Frank Lloyd Wright had on architecture. She danced and choreographed for over seventy years. Photo was taken by Imogen Cunningham in 1931.

Martha Graham (May 11, 1894 – April 1, 1991) was an American modern dancer and choreographer whose influence on dance has been compared with the influence Picasso had on modern visual arts, Stravinsky had on music, or Frank Lloyd Wright had on architecture. She danced and choreographed for over seventy years. Photo was taken by Imogen Cunningham in 1931.

More to life than rules.  Here is visionary Martha Graham. My longterm idol and a constant reminder to never allow critics to quiet your soul.

More to life than rules. Here is visionary Martha Graham. My longterm idol and a constant reminder to never allow critics to quiet your soul.

Martha Graham and May O'Donnell with Noguchi set for Hériodiade, c.1945, photograph by Arnold Eagle

Martha Graham and May O'Donnell with Noguchi set for Hériodiade, c.1945, photograph by Arnold Eagle

[Lamentation] / Martha Graham [photograph]:Image Page Turner: Performing Arts Encyclopedia, Library of Congress

[Lamentation] / Martha Graham [photograph]:Image Page Turner: Performing Arts Encyclopedia, Library of Congress

Martha Graham Graham identified a method of breathing and impulse control she called "contraction and release."

Martha Graham Graham identified a method of breathing and impulse control she called "contraction and release."

"Our arms start from the back because they were once wings" - Martha Graham

12 Quotes Commonly Misattributed To Shakespeare

"Our arms start from the back because they were once wings" - Martha Graham

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