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From her start in Three Gnossiennes to her last dance Maple leaf Rag Martha Grahams technique was present throughout Although she had to stop because of health relate issues her soul was still boogieing Her method of dancing was inspired by not only her frustrations to unleash to emotion inside but to create her own persona in this vast world of dance Martha Graham was born in 1894 in a small city outside of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania She was born to a physician who specialized in human psychology The town alienist had instilled his motto of Movement never lies into his eldest daughter While it seemed these words ran right through her they stayed engraved At the age of fourteen her family relocated to California Approximately three years later she attended a Los Angeles dance recital by Ruth St Denis This presentation was the first dance she had ever seen As with all outstanding performances she was overwhelmed by the type of dance She knew then that this was her future In 1916 she enrolled into Denishawn At twenty two this petite timid but insightful and diligent girl impressed Ted Shawn one of the leaders in the studio She was chosen to dance in his rendition of Xochilt Then abruptly she left Denishawn to dance solo at The Greenwich Follies In 1925 Graham became the dance instructor at the Eastman School of Music and Theater in Rochester NY I wanted to begin she said not with characters or ideas but with movement I wanted significant movement It was here that she began experimenting with modern dance forms I did not want it to be beautiful or fluid I wanted it to be fraught with inner meaning with excitement and surge She abandoned the straight steps and techniques of classical ballet Graham wanted the dancing body to be linked to natural motion and to the music She started to experiment with what the body was
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