On this date, Robert Fraser photographed Martha Graham and her Dance Group in a live performance at the Guild Theatre in New York City. Frontier, Celebration, Immediate Tragedy, Chronicle, & the premiere of Deep Song were on the program.
A humble and self-effacing man, Robert Fraser was never one to broadcast his accomplishments. For this reason, his wonderful photographs, which include those of the Martha Graham Dance Company, were nearly lost forever.
A special thank you to Robert Fraser for his "wonderful sense of the dramatic". Our sincerest gratitude to Doug and Bruce Fraser for the very generous donation of their father's work to the Martha Graham Dance Company.
Curation by Oliver Tobin
Copyright, Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, All Rights Reserved. Courtesy of Douglas and Bruce Fraser.
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Bird, Dorothy, and Joyce Greenberg. Bird's Eye View: Dancing with Martha Graham and on Broadway. Pittsburgh, PA: U of Pittsburgh, 1997. Print.
Graham, Martha. Blood Memory. New York: Doubleday, 1991. Print.
Mille, Agnes. Martha, The Life and Work of Martha Graham. New York: Random House, 1988. Print.
Morgan, Barbara Brooks. Martha Graham, Sixteen Dances in Photographs. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Morgan & Morgan, 1980. Print.