Artown Presents Martha Graham Dance Company: The First and The Future

Dance Artown Presents Martha Graham Dance Company: The First and The Future

Artown's March 8, 2022 presentation of the incomparable Martha Graham Dance Company: The First and The Future, marks the triumphant return to the stage for the Company after a long 19 months, and is part of their 96th season! Martha Graham Dance Company will perform iconic Graham classics alongside a stunning new work by one of today's top choreographers. The dancers of the Department of Theatre & Dance, School of the Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno will open the program with a special restaging of Graham's first modernist masterpiece, 'Heretic,' from 1929. Then, the Company dancers take the stage with Graham's joyous ode to love, 'Diversion of Angels,' which will be followed by one of her most powerful solos, 'Immediate Tragedy.' Reno audiences will be among the first to see 'Scavengers' by the much-in-demand choreographer Andrea Miller. This season premiere brings us four intimate duets that evoke our renewed appreciation of human connection post pandemic. 'Scavengers' also showcases the world-renown athleticism of the Graham dancers. The full Company closes the program with 'Acts of Light,' created by Graham in 1981 and performed in three sections. The first is a passionate duet titled ‘Conversation of Lovers'. The second, ‘Lament', references Graham's early modernist solo, 'Lamentation,' and the final section, 'Ritual to the Sun,' is a high-energy celebration of Graham's famed dance language.

COVID-19 Special Statement:

All patrons ages 3 and up are required to wear a mask and prove full vaccination status or a negative COVID-19 test result. Please bring the following items to enter the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts: 1. Government issued ID card for verification process • Guests younger than age 18 without ID must be accompanied by an adult with proper identification 2. CDC Vaccination card • Physical vaccination card • A photo of the attendee's CDC vaccination card as a separate document or stored on a phone or electronic device o Fully vaccinated means the performance date must be at least 14 days after the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or after a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine OR 1. Government issued ID card for verification process • Guests younger than age 18 without ID must be accompanied by an adult with proper identification 2. Negative COVID-19 Test • Documentation of a negative COVID test: either a PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time, or an antigen test taken within 24 hours of the performance start time o Antigen tests administered by an official testing center and self-administered tests will be accepted.

Event Details

Phone: 322.1538
Admission: Ticketed $28, $43, $63, $78 - Purchase Tickets

Food & beverage available
More Info: artown.org

Pioneer Center For the Performing Arts
100 South Virginia
Reno, NV 89501
P: 434.1050

Event Schedule

March 8 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Gate/Door Time: 6pm



Sponsors

City of RenoWashoe County Nevada