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Martha Graham (1894–1991) is known as one of the great creative minds of the 20th Century, often compared with such greats as Picasso, Einstein, and Stravinsky becauseMartha Graham  made such radical change through the power of her discoveries. In the 1920s and 30s she created a completely new style of dancing and revolutionized dance and theater worldwide. Many of Martha Graham  groundbreaking ideas are referenced in the five dancing figures of the Martha Graham  Google Doodle. Martha Graham  just a few clues and links to help you decipher the Doodle.

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Martha Graham

Martha Graham

Born: 11-May-1894
Birthplace: Allegheny County, PA
Died: 1-Apr-1991
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated, (ashes scattered)


Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Dancer


Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Innovator of modern dance


Father: (physician)
Husband: Eric Hawkins (m. 4-Sep-1948)


University: Denishawn (dance school, 1916-23)
Teacher: Eastman School of Music (1924-)


Presidential Medal of Freedom 1976
National Medal of Arts 1985
Hernia Operation (1965)


Author of books:
The Notebooks of Martha Graham (1973)

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Martha Graham

Martha Graham (May 11, 1894 – April 1, 1991) was an American dancer choreographer regarded as one of the foremost pioneers of modern dance, whose influence on dance can be compared to the influence Stravinsky had on music, Picasso had on the visual arts, or Frank Lloyd Wright had on architecture.[1] Graham was a galvanizing performer, a choreographer of astounding moves. Martha Graham invented a new language of movement, and used it to reveal the passion, the rage and the ecstasy common to human experience. Martha Graham danced and choreographed for over seventy years, and during that time was the first dancer ever to perform at The White House, the first dancer ever to travel abroad as a cultural ambassador, and the first dancer ever to receive the highest civilian award of the USA: the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In her lifetime she received honors ranging from the Key to the City of Paris to Japan’s Imperial Order of the Precious Crown. Martha Graham said, “I have spent all my life with dance and being a dancer. It’s permitting life to use you in a very intense way. Sometimes it is not pleasant. Sometimes it is fearful. But nevertheless it is inevitable.”

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