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Click twice on the photo.. Martha graham || Being normal is overrated ♥ Wonderful!

Click twice on the photo.. Martha graham || Being normal is overrated ♥ Wonderful!

Martha Graham Graham identified a method of breathing and impulse control she called "contraction and release." For her, movement originated in the tension of a contracted muscle, and continued in the flow of energy released from the body as the muscle relaxed. This method of muscle control gave Graham's dances and dancers a hard, angular look, one that was very unfamiliar to dance audiences used to the smooth, lyrical bodily motions of Isadora Duncan and Ruth St. Denis.

Martha Graham Graham identified a method of breathing and impulse control she called "contraction and release." For her, movement originated in the tension of a contracted muscle, and continued in the flow of energy released from the body as the muscle relaxed. This method of muscle control gave Graham's dances and dancers a hard, angular look, one that was very unfamiliar to dance audiences used to the smooth, lyrical bodily motions of Isadora Duncan and Ruth St. Denis.

Why our work --- as writers, artists --- is needed... “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.” ― Martha Graham..

Why our work --- as writers, artists --- is needed... “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.” ― Martha Graham..

Martha Graham - (1894-1991) American modern dancer, choreographer & National Medal of Arts winner.

Martha Graham - (1894-1991) American modern dancer, choreographer & National Medal of Arts winner.

Dance! <> “There is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost.” ~Martha Graham

Dance! <> “There is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost.” ~Martha Graham

Modern dance - Doris Humphrey, pictured in the process of channeling breath, something at which she excelled.

Modern dance - Doris Humphrey, pictured in the process of channeling breath, something at which she excelled.

"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action and because there is only one of you in all of time this expression is unique. And if you block it it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it." -Martha Graham

"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action and because there is only one of you in all of time this expression is unique. And if you block it it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it." -Martha Graham

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