Martha Graham: "There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. . ."

No artist is pleased. There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction; a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others. –Martha Graham to Agnes De Mille

Recognized as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Martha Graham (1894-1991) created a movement language based upon the expressive capacity of the human body. It all began in 1926 when Martha Graham started teaching a group of dancers who had been drawn to her creative work. Thus began the Martha Graham Studio, to remain under her personal guidance for the next 66 years.

Martha Graham's creativity crossed artistic boundaries and embraced every artistic genre

Martha Graham - Lamentation.  A great step forward for modern dance.

Richard Move, the immortal Martha Graham

Martha Graham, Lamentation  Photographer: Barbara Morgan  @sugarpie project

Martha Graham - Lamentation (Detail), Photograph by Barbara Morgan Gelatin silver print, Collection of the Haggerty Museum of Art

Martha Graham Melissa Wilhoit via Rachel Handshaw onto tanzt, tanzt sonst sind wir verloren

Martha Graham Melissa Wilhoit via Rachel Handshaw onto tanzt, tanzt sonst sind wir verloren Mehr

I'm guessing this is a young Martha Graham in the 1920s - she danced with Denishawn before her solo career and they did a lot of dance work in silent films.

Young Martha Graham in the - she danced with Denishawn before her solo career and they did a lot of dance work in silent films.

Martha Graham to Agnes DeMille -  “There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique...

wehadfacesthen: “Martha Graham performing her solo work Frontier in a 1935 photo by Barbara Morgan ”

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her body shows how she feels - the weight, those horrible bags, the grey showing in her hair, the sad smile.

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