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June 3, 1991 | SUSAN REITER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Martha Graham Dance Company will perform tonight for the first time since its founder's death at 96 on April 1. The free performance at City Center (all dancers and staff are donating their services) is one Graham herself envisioned in lieu of any funeral or traditional memorial service, and the program--ranging from the 1931 "Primative Mysteries" to "Maple Leaf Rag," her final work, which received its premiere last October--will span six decades of her fertile, unpredictable output.
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June 3, 1991 | SUSAN REITER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Martha Graham Dance Company will perform tonight for the first time since its founder's death at 96 on April 1. The free performance at City Center (all dancers and staff are donating their services) is one Graham herself envisioned in lieu of any funeral or traditional memorial service, and the program--ranging from the 1931 "Primative Mysteries" to "Maple Leaf Rag," her final work, which received its premiere last October--will span six decades of her fertile, unpredictable output.
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April 3, 1991
At her request, there will be no funeral for modern dance pioneer Martha Graham. Ronald Protas, Graham's closest aide and probable successor, said Tuesday in New York that "following her wishes, there will be no funeral service and in lieu of any service, contributions can be made to the Martha Graham School Center for Contemporary Dance." Protas said plans for a memorial for Graham, who died Monday at age 96, had not yet been set.
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