Martha Graham celebrates her 117th birthday

Martha Graham animation
animation by Ryan Woodward

Martha Graham animation


If you haven’t already done so, visiting Google‘s main page today will initiate this short, but sweet animation by Ryan Woodward in celebration of Martha Graham’s 117th birthday.

For those that don’t know, Martha Graham was one of the distinct pioneers in modern dance and choreography.  She propelled modern dance to new heights (and consequently empowered women as well) by veering away from the traditional ballet techniques of the early 1900’s.

Often cited as the mother of modern dance, her unconventional and emotionally driven art continues to inspire aspiring dancers today.


Related Links:

Martha Graham cited on Time’s 100 most important people of the century

Martha Graham’s memorable quotes