This Graham technique class will culminate in movement from the Martha Graham Dance Company repertory. The class will also focus on basic ideas of contraction/release, body alignment, and use of weight.
Miki Orihara is best known for her work as a principal dancer in the Martha Graham Dance Company, which she joined in 1987. In addition to performing the Graham repertory, she has worked closely with the renowned Japanese-American dancer, choreographer and director, Yuriko, preserving her unique approach to Graham Technique. Orihara has performed in the Broadway production of The King and I, with the Elisa Monte, Dance Troupe, PierGroupDance, Lotuslotus, Twyla Tharp, Martha Clarke, Anne Bogart (SITI Company),Theatre of Yugen(SF,CA) and Robert Wilson.