Even though it is a special year for the Martha Graham Dance Company for its 90th anniversary – celebrated by our New York City homage event -, the dance company set their festivities aside for the month of December. Their priority now is solidarity through the Dance for Haiti fundraising project.
 
This year’s Hurricane Matthews main victim was Haiti, causing hundreds of fatalities and leaving millions in need of assistance. The Martha Graham Dance Company was scheduled to perform in Haiti at the end of October, but due to the devastating effects of Matthews, the performance had to be postponed until 2017.
 
In an effort of help and solidarity, the Martha Graham Dance Company decided to take action. This December 6th, the Dance Company will host a benefit performance, Dance for Haiti, to raise money for the struggling country. You can also help to raise these funds by attending the live performance or, for a small donation, you can live stream the event!
 
100% of the funds raised – yes, all of the proceeds – will go directly to help the Haitian people through HELP: Haitian Education & Leadership Program to rebuild their communities.
 
Dance for Haiti is a benefit performance, featuring dancers of the Martha Graham Dance Company, and artists and speakers with ties to Haiti. Visit their fundraising page here for more information, and help out those who are in desperate need!

Dance for Haiti

December 6th, 7:30pm EST

Martha Graham Studio Theater

55 Bethune St, New York NY 10014

or via livestream

 

Martha Graham Dance Company

The Martha Graham Dance Company has been a leader in the development of contemporary dance since its founding in 1926. Today, the Company is embracing a new programming vision that showcases masterpieces by Graham alongside newly commissioned works by contemporary artists. With programs that offer a rich thematic narrative, the Company creates new platforms for contemporary dance and multiple points of access for audiences. Watch here today’s Graham Company in a performance choreographed by Martha Graham, Larry Keigwin, Kyle Abraham, Sonya Tayeh and Andonis Foniadakis.

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