Martha Graham Speaking to the Moment: Creative Invention in Dance with Marni Thomas Wood

Presentation | February 21 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Marni Thomas Wood delivers a talk drawing on her decades-long experience in dance. Thomas Wood joined the Martha Graham Company after graduating from college in 1958; she toured and performed with the company, taught at the Graham School, and was part of the first generation of women to perform Graham’s own roles as Graham began choosing successors for her repertory work. In 1968, Thomas Wood relocated to establish the dance major at UC Berkeley. During her tenure, she received three Isadora Duncan Awards for her contribution to the professional dance scene in the San Francisco Bay Area. Thomas Wood currently serves as a consultant and rehearsal coach for the Martha Graham Company and is a faculty member at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance.

 afox@berkeley.edu, 510-642-0365