The choreographer Martha Graham died at the age of 96. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Dancer and choreographer best known for her contributions to modern dance. She founded the famed Martha Graham Dance Company and had an acclaimed seven-decade-long career.
She was born into a Presbyterian family of Irish descent. Her marriage to fellow dancer Erick Hawkins lasted from 1948 until 1954.
“We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. One becomes in some area an athlete of God.” (Martha Graham)
“Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.” (Martha Graham)
“Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.” (Martha Graham)
“Every dance is a kind of fever chart, a graph of the heart.” (Martha Graham)
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.” (Martha Graham)