Martha Graham and Agnes de Mille – Two Greats who Shaped American Dance


Day course

Bridgett Vane

18 February 2021


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Martha Graham is a dance legend who, in 1926, founded America’s oldest dance company, the Martha Graham Dance Company.  She evolved the new modern dance technique that would come to bear her name, ‘Graham technique’.  Martha Graham was a close friend of another American woman who forged a new path for dance – Agnes de Mille.

We will explore these two greats through discussion, archive film clips and DVDs to illustrate.

Tutor information

Bridgett Vane trained as a dancer and dance teacher. After running a dancing and theatrical retail business, she was press and marketing manager for Southampton’s Nuffield Theatre. A former dance adviser to Southern Arts Association, she was a founder of Southampton Dance Circle, and assisted in the running of the Southern Region of the Royal Academy of Dancing. Bridgett’s work is based on extensive up-to-the-minute research, combining her knowledge and engagement with ballet and dance with a passion for history.

Covid information

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All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.