Martha Graham’s House of the Pelvic Truth: The Figuration of Sexual Identities and Female Empowerment

@article{Bannerman2010MarthaGH,
  title={Martha Graham’s House of the Pelvic Truth: The Figuration of Sexual Identities and Female Empowerment},
  author={Henrietta Bannerman},
  journal={Dance Research Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={42},
  pages={30 - 45}
}
  • Henrietta Bannerman
  • Published 2010
  • Art
  • Dance Research Journal
  • Martha Graham writes in her autobiography Blood Memory that she was bewildered, or, as she puts it “bemused,” when she heard how dancers referred to her school as “the house of the pelvic truth” (Graham 1991, 211). We might perhaps agree with Graham that this is not the best description for a highly respected center of modern dance training; neither does it match Graham's image as an awe-inspiring and exacting teacher, nor does it suit the seriousness with which her tough technique is regarded… CONTINUE READING
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