It is through the generosity of our patrons and partners that the Martha Graham Dance Company continues to be a world leader in the evolving art form of modern dance.
With gratitude, we welcome your support and invite you to join us. All donors become a part of the Graham family and will be recognized on our website and kept up to date on Company happenings. Plus, all Partners are recognized in the Company’s programs, and all Patrons receive VIP privileges, including personal ticketing concierge services, access to the Patron Lounge during the New York Season, and invitations backstage and to artist receptions.
Each membership category receives the benefit of the preceding categories in addition to those listed. The Monthly Member Plan is available at all levels starting with a $10 monthly commitment. All monthly donors receive a 10% discount on Graham Studio Series performances.
E-invitation to observe a Graham technique class.
10% off all Graham Studio Series performances.
Recognition in the “Family of Contributors” section of the NY Season program.
Opportunity to observe a Company rehearsal upon request.
Invitations to select special events and galas.
Experience the rich cultural Graham tradition through specially tailored programs and activities, as well as preferential ticketing and seating for the Company performances.
Concierge ticketing service for the NY Season, with access to the exclusive Patron section.
Benefits for Patron Circle contributors include:
Recognition in the New York Season program
Opportunities to observe Graham Technique classes taught by senior Graham teachers
Concierge ticketing service for New York Season, with access to an exclusive Patrons’ seating
Invitations to the Patrons’ Lounge during intermission at New York’s City Center performances
Front row seating at studio showings of Company rehearsals
Two or more “by-invitation only” Patron Circle events offered annually, such as:
Private tour of the Lincoln Center Dance Collection archives
Rooftop reception with the Graham dancers
Noguchi Museum Curator talk highlighting Noguchi and his work with Graham
Behind-the-scenes showing of the historic Company sets and costumes
Tour of the Google campus in New York, with a visit to the YouTube studio for a Graham event.
And other unique Graham educational, cultural and social events and activities throughout the year.
Invitation to join the Company on tour, enjoying luxury accommodations, private sightseeing tours, and special events with the dancers, all at competitive rates.
Council members also receive complimentary tickets to any performance abroad upon request.
World Capitals Council
Donors to the Martha Graham Dance Company beginning at the $2,500 level are part of the Graham World Capitals Council. Members share in events with likeminded individuals interested in exploring the rich artistic and cultural Graham tradition through exciting international travel. At this level of support, you will enjoy all the benefits of the Patrons Circle and the opportunity to participate in World Capitals Council trips and tours, coordinated with the Company’s travel to leading destinations worldwide. World Capitals Council members are invited to attend up to two trips per year. In recent years, members have joined the Company in Cuba, Madrid, Vienna, Athens, and Barcelona, and upcoming destinations include Amsterdam and Paris, where patrons will enjoy Company performances and receptions in two of Europe’s most historic opera houses. These popular journeys are booked on a first come basis, and have gained a reputation for providing fantastic, one-of-a-kind cultural experiences while bringing patrons closer to the Martha Graham dancers on tour.
In February 2018, the Company will bring the World Capitals Council to Amsterdam for performances at the Stadsschouwburg, private tours around the city, cocktails with the dancers and local artists, decadent meals, and more. Then in September join the Company in Paris for a week exploring the City of Light, centered around Graham performances at the beautiful and historic Theatre National de Chaillot.
Concierge ticketing priority for the NY Season, in premier locations of the Patron section.
Pre-performance cocktails at the NY Season with featured artists.
Complimentary tickets to Graham 2 New York Season.
Invitation to exclusive cocktail reception with the Company.
VIP backstage visit, upon request.
Contributors at this level of support receive a customized benefits package including additional exclusive offerings, special recognition from the Graham stage, and special entertainment opportunities.
Special entertainment opportunities include:
Graham artists are available to attend and/or entertain at private events.
Martha Graham can provide customized studio presentations for donors and their guests.
Donors can host corporate events at the Martha Graham Studio Theater in the historic Westbeth building in downtown New York City.