You are unique and if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost.

Martha Graham

Martha Graham’s 70-year career as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher saw her revolutionize modern dance. The so-called “Graham technique” became a cornerstone of the art form, one that emphasized the inner self of the performers and gave dancers full freedom to display intense and primal emotions — something that classical ballet lacked. Individuality was at the heart of Graham’s personal style and wider choreography. For her, being unique — being different — was something to embrace and celebrate.