Martha Graham: A Dancer's Life Essay & Project Ideas

Russell Freedman
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1. Ruth St. Denis and Isadora Duncan were forerunners in the modern dance.

How did their styles depart from the established dance of the time?

2. Paul Taylor and Merce Cunningham were students of Martha Graham. Discover how they departed from her teaching, creating distinctive styles of their own.

3. Who is Aaron Copland? Research and listen to the music he composed. What common ground do you think he and Graham shared? Why would he and Graham have collaborated so well?

4. Congressmen objected to the use of federal funds to help support "Phaedra."

How does the National Council for the Endowment of the Arts function today? Research recent instances where federal funding of art has become controversial.

5. New expressions of art often cause controversy among the public. Investigate the current definitions and boundaries of art and how it can be distinguished from the...

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