Modern Dance

Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, Twayla Tharp

Martha Graham

Martha Graham (1894-1991) - She developed a movement style and technique that is still studied by modern dancers today based on contraction and release.  She was known for period pieces and dramatic choreography.

Martha Grahams Night Journey choreographed in 1947 is based on the Greek myth Oedipus Rex.