Book Presentation. Blood Memory by Martha Graham


From 20 May 2017




Garage Auditorium


The first book of the new publishing series GARAGE DANCE is a translation of Martha Graham’s autobiography.

Martha Graham (1894–1991) was an American modern dancer and choreographer. Blood Memory, which was written during the last year of her life, features many fascinating details of her phenomenal career in dance and her reminiscences about leading dancers, artists, and musicians she collaborated with, such as Maya Plisetskaya, Rudolf Nureyev, Liza Minelli, Madonna, Aaron Copland, and Alexander Calder.

The book will be presented by the series compiler and editor and contemporary dance historian Vita Khlopova.



Vita Khlopova is a contemporary dance scholar, who used to be a professional dancer. After graduating in Theater Studies from the Russian Academy of Theater Arts (GITIS) and completing two Master’s programs at the Sorbonne, she now continues her postgraduate studies at the Research Institute of Art Studies in Russia and at Paul Verlaine University in France. She has taught the history of contemporary dance at GITIS, the British Higher School of Art and Design, and Sota creative lab at The Institute of Dance.

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