I saw this ad in a magazine recently and my heart sank. Could it be that people really don't know who Martha Graham is? The most significant pioneer of modern dance in this country? The woman who commissioned artists like Noguchi, composers like Copland, who groomed dancers like Paul Taylor, Merce Cunningham, and, yes, even Madonna?
If you really don't know who Graham is, do yourself a favor and check out this website on her. And go check a few DVDs out of the library. You'll be so glad you did.
If you do know who Martha Graham is, and are at all familiar with her work, check out this cool quiz over at The New York Times that trivia master Ray Hamel put together called "Graham Crackers." Martha, Billy Graham, Otto Graham"¦ they all make cameos.