Martha Graham Dance hosts Dance for Haiti

Dance for Haiti - a Benefit Performance and LivestreamIn early October, Haiti was struck by Hurricane Matthew, leaving over 1,000 dead and more than two million in need of assistance. Martha Graham Dance Company was scheduled to perform in Haiti at the end of October, but the devastation caused by Hurricane Mathew meant that those performances had to be postponed until 2017. Now the Graham Company dancers have decided to take action and do what they do best to help the people of Haiti – dance!


On Tuesday, December 6 at 7:30pm EST, the company will host a benefit performance in its Studio Theater to raise money for Haiti. You can help them raise funds by attending the live performance or, for a small donation, you can livestream the event. All proceeds will go directly to help the Haitian people rebuild their communities.


Specifically, every dollar raised will be donated to HELP: Haitian Education & Leadership Program. HELP, which has a proven record of success in Haiti over the last 20 years, typically focuses on providing university scholarships in Haiti. In the aftermath of the hurricane, it’s also supporting relief and recovery efforts.


Everyone involved in this event, from dancers to the tech crew, is donating their time, space and resources – making it possible for there to be no overhead expenses and for all proceeds to benefit those Haitians in need.


Visit for more information on how to donate.


To learn more about how Haiti is recovering from the hurricane, read this USA Today article recently published on recovery efforts.


Photo: Martha Graham Dance Company. Photo by Brigid Pierce.