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photo of Martha Graham, en danceToday, Google tells me, is Martha Graham‘s 117th birthday.

Martha Graham was a revolutionary dancer and choreographer. I found this on the wikipedia entry for her, when I went looking for the source of one particular quote:

Agnes de Mille [wrote]: “I was bewildered and worried that my entire scale of values was untrustworthy. … I confessed that I had a burning desire to be excellent, but no faith that I could be.” Martha said to me, very quietly,

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