Tuesday, February 19, 2008

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Martha Graham Dance Co. Coming to Arts Centre

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February 19, 2008
Martha Graham Dance Co. Coming to Arts Centre
     During the past four years the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County has become well known for bringing in great entertainers.  The latest coup is announced below in the excellent article in this week's issue of the Southside Arts Agenda online arts news service: 
1523 Lower Fayetteville Road
Newnan, Georgia 30265

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The Masterworks Chorale is resident community chorus of The Centre for the Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County, Newnan, Georgia. The choir was established in September of 2003 under guidance of Don Nixon, Director of the Centre, and Kathy Bizarth, founding director of the chorus.

The organization is open by audition to all residents 18 years and older of Coweta County and surrounding areas. The premise of the organization is to further the art of singing exceptional choral music through rehearsal and performance of standard literature of quality and interest. The choir presents at least three performances each year with one of them being a Masterwork.

Although the Masterworks is only in its fifth year of existence, it has reached audiences of several hundreds and is thriving through involvement with community and schools of the area. The chorus also has been in workshop with internationally known choral conductor and professor, Don Neuen, has performed with Dove Award-winning Linda McKechnie and the Atlanta Pops Orchestra.

Phone: 770.252.5456
Fax: 678.423.1854

Martha Graham Dance Company

                       Christophe Jeannot in Embattled Garden; photo by Nan Melville

The Martha Graham Dance Company, founded by Martha Graham in 1926, is the oldest most celebrated modern dance company in the world. It presents the classics Graham repertory and new choreography in its home city of New York and on tour, featuring an international roster of today's most talented dance artists. Since its inception, the Martha Graham Dance Company has received international acclaim from audiences in over 50 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The Company has performed at the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, the Paris Opera House, Covent Garden, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, as well as at the base of the Great Pyramids of Egypt and in the ancient Herod Atticus Theatre on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. In addition, the Company has also produced several award-winning films broadcast on PBS and around the world. Celebrating Its 80th anniversary season, and acknowledged as "one of the great companies of the world" by Anna Kisselgoff, former chief of dance critic of the New York Times, the Martha Graham Dance Company has been lauded by critics everywhere. Alan M. Kriegman of the Washington Post called the Company "one of the seven wonders of the artistic universe," while Los Angeles Times critic Martin Bernheimer noted, "They seem able to do anything, and to make it look easy as well as poetic." Ismene Brown of the Daily Telegraph, London, touted the Martha Graham Dance Company's performance a "Unmissable." Martha Graham (1894-1991) is recognized as a primal artistic force of the 20th century, alongside Picasso, James Joyce, Stravinsky, and Frank Lloyd Wright. In 1998, TIME Magazine named Martha Graham as the "Dancer of the Century"' and People Magazine named Martha Graham as the "Dancer of the Century", and People Magazine named her among the female "Icons of the Century". As a choreographer, she was as prolific as she was complex. She created 181 ballets and a dance technique that has been compared to ballet in its scope and magnitude. Her approach to dance and theater revolutionized the art from and her innovative physical vocabulary has irrevocably influenced dance worldwide.
Cost: $25 per ticket Tickets are available at the Centre, Scott's Bookstore in Downtown Newnan and Morgan's Jewelers in Ashley Park, Newnan



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