The Arena/Northrop Present Martha Graham Technique - April 1

Join us at The ARENA for a special offering partnered with Northrop in the Martha Graham Technique with Denise Vale accompanied by percussionist Tarek Abdelqader.

Friday, April 1
In place of Mathew Janczewski’s Contemporary Flow class

$17 Regular Class Pricing
FREE to U of MN students and staff
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This class is intended for intermediate/advanced students.

Graham Technique builds strength, balance, stamina, focus, extended kinetic vocabulary, and provides an introduction to fundamental Graham phrases and repertory.

ARENA DANCES follows the CDC guidelines. Masks will be required to participate in this class and a COVID waiver to sign upon registration or arrival.

Denise Vale danced with the Company for ten years dancing many of the major roles of the Graham repertory.  She is well known for her performance as Woman in White in Diversion of Angels, and widely acclaimed as the first Leader in the reconstruction of Steps in the Street. She starred in Night Chant, a ballet created for her by Martha Graham, and in the Graham solos LamentationFrontier, Satyric Festival Song, and Serenata Morisca. As Senior Artistic Associate, Ms. Vale serves primarily as the rehearsal director for the Martha Graham Company, is on the faculty of the Graham School, and travels throughout the world teaching master classes in the Graham Technique for dancers of all ages and abilities. Ms Vale also restages the Graham ballets for major dance companies such as Ballet de Lorraine, Ballet Flanders, Semperoper in Dresden, Germany and the Grand Theater Opera in Lodz, Poland.

Location Info

The Arena
711 W. Lake Street
Studio 308
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Contact Info

Mathew Janczewski


Class Title: Martha Graham Technique
Instructor: Denise Vale
Price: $0-$17
Date: April 1, 2022
Time: 10:00 am