Martha Graham Resources, a division of the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, licenses Graham ballets to professional dance companies and educational institutions. All licensing projects are directed by a professional regisseur selected and trained by the Center. The Center also provides a Toolkit containing a comprehensive collection of reconstruction and educational materials that support the rehearsal process and help engage the dancers in the work. Resources can arrange for the rental of iconic Noguchi sets/props and company-quality costumes to support performances of the highest artistry.
Professional dance companies around the world have licensed the masterworks of Martha Graham. Recent partners include American Ballet Theatre, Paul Taylor Dance Company, and the Royal Ballet of Flanders. Martha Graham Resources can customize projects that meet your company’s needs, and will provide top-level Graham regisseurs and reconstruction materials that support performances of the highest artistic authenticity.
College and University Licensing
More than 100 colleges and universities have staged Graham reconstructions, providing students with a deep understanding of Graham’s pioneering movement vocabulary by experiencing its expressive power onstage. Student productions are geared toward beginning, intermediate or advanced dancers, and licensees receive training in Martha Graham TechniqueTM in support of performances.
High School Licensing
Special consideration is given to qualified high schools licensing a Martha Graham work. Licensees receive training in Martha Graham Technique TM and repertory. Students will gain an understanding of Graham’s vocabulary by experiencing its expressive power and athleticism.
University Partners Showcase
Licensees from both University and High School dance programs may be invited to participate in the biennial University Partners Showcase, performing in New York City on the Martha Graham Dance Company stage. Students may perform Graham classics or works by other contemporary choreographers that reflect the Graham Company’s season theme.