Martha Graham Kundali AstroNidan
Birth Date: May 11, 1894
Birth Time: 6 a.m.
Birth City: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Degree : 20º42'20.16"
Sun Sign*
Degree : 17º45'40.71"
Moon Sign
Pada : 1
Degree : 13º6'6.19"
Last updated at Aug. 16, 2022, 11:54 a.m.
Created at Aug. 16, 2022, 11:54 a.m.

Kundali Details Birth details and configuration for astrological analysis

Birth Details

Gender Female
Weekday Friday
Date May 11, 1894
Time 6 a.m.
Daylight Saving No
City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Geo-location 40ºN26'26.23", 79ºW59'45.2"
Timezone America/New_York

Residence Details

City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Timezone America/New_York

Ayansmha Preference

Ayanmsha True Chitra
Ayanmsha Value 22º22'20.2"


Birth Time (America/New_York) May. 11, 1894, 06:03:58 AM
Birth Time (UTC) May. 11, 1894, 11:00:00 AM
Birth Time (LMT) May. 11, 1894, 05:40:01 AM
Birth Time (Julian) 2412959.958333
LMT Correction (in Hrs) -5.3331

Birth Place Location of birth place on map - Lat: 40ºN26'26.23" Lon: 79ºW59'45.2"

Life Attributes List of attributes/tags and tag associated with this kundali.


Awards | Medals Book Collection | Occult/ Misc. Collection Famous | Founder/ originator Famous | Historic figure Famous | Top 5% of Profession


Body | Size Personality | Hard worker Personality | Shy


Work | Work in team/ Tandem


Entertain/Music | Dancer/ Teacher


Childhood | Advantaged Relationship | Mate - Noted Relationship | Number of Divorces Relationship | Number of Marriages


Major Diseases | Pneumonia


Death | Long life more than 80 yrs

Life Story Story of person and major life events assoicated with this Kundali

American dancer, choreographer and teacher, the world's leading exponent of modern dance. Graham's parents moved her and her three sisters to Santa Barbara, CA from Pittsburgh, PA in 1904. A psychiatrist, Dr. Graham was able to provide his four daughters with a private education in the arts, history, languages and the sciences. At age ten, Martha became enthralled with dance and movement after seeing Ruth St. Denis perform. Her father felt dance too frivolous and Martha was unable to resume her fascination with movement until after his death in 1916. St. Denis considered age 22 too old for a beginning dancer but Ted Shawn made Graham his protégé and she appeared regularly in the new Denishawn theater in Eagle Rock in north Los Angeles. Following WW I, Shawn broke with St. Denis and took Graham and several young dancers to New York where they performed in the Pantages and Orpheum houses, introducing their new "aesthetic dance" in the vaudeville programs of that era. In 1919-1920, Shawn temporarily left vaudeville to stage "Xochitl," hailed as the first original American ballet. Graham's first solo appearance was acclaimed, leading to an invitation to join the cast of "The Greenwich Village Follies" and a lifelong interest in the North American Continent as a source of inspiration for the many pursuits in movement which lay ahead. Between performances she studied Oriental, Greek and Spanish dances. Small, shy and quiet, she saw dance as an inner emotional and spiritual experience. Graham was invited to teach at a dance adjunct of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester. This began her role as mentor to thousands and visionary to millions. She created dances for herself and her students, designed her own costumes and set her own lights. She started a series of concerts at the school in 1926 and always considered this year as her real beginning. Her originality brought critical praise but it would take a while for her dances to catch on; dances in which feet were often stationary and the human form was projected as an angular curiosity piece. She was fulfilling two dreams: to stage dance for movement itself rather than pure aesthetics and to create a voluminous aggregation of work. She said, "I want to make people feel intensely alive. I'd rather have them against me than indifferent." Many were against her. None were indifferent. In 1930 she was chosen to dance the female lead in the New York premiere of Igor Stravinsky's "Le Sacre du Printemps" (The Rite of Spring). That same year she began a long professional and romantic association with Louis Horst, former music director for the Denishawn school. She taught in Seattle for a brief period, went to visit her mother in Los Angeles, and on her way back East, stopped in New Mexico where she became intrigued with the American Indian. Graham was descended on her mother's side from Miles Standish, and for the rest of her life Americana became her personal laboratory. She staged "Primitive Mysteries" in 1931. Thereafter she used impressions of tragic Greek women such as Jocasta, Medea and Clytemnestra with those of America's poet Emily Dickinson in "Letter to the World," or in the American ballet "Appalachian Spring," which she said she cherished the most. In 1932 she was on the program that opened Radio City Music Hall. In 1934, she staged dances for "Romeo and Juliet," Katharine Cornell's most memorable role. She started a course called "Movement for Actors," not, she said, so that they should dance but that they could become "vibrant human beings." Some of those vibrant human beings included Bette Davis, Joanne Woodward, Kirk Douglas, Gregory Peck and Woody Allen. One of her students, Betty Ford, would become the First Lady of the United States and was on hand in 1976 when President Gerald R. Ford gave Graham the first Medal of Freedom ever awarded a dancer. She taught at the Juilliard School in New York and helped to establish a school of modern dance at Bennington College in Vermont in 1935. By the 1940s, Graham triumphed over critical adversity staging "Letter to the World" in 1940, "Appalachian Spring" in 1944 and "Cave of the Heart," "Medea," "Night Journey," and "Jocasta." In the 1950s she staged "Seraphic Dialogue," "Joan of Arc" and what many consider the apex of her career, "Clytemnestra," a celebration in motion of the Greek legend. In 1975, at age 81 and six years after she stopped performing, she produced the longest season of modern dance ever staged in New York. To celebrate her company's 50th anniversary, she choreographed three new works for a four-week, 31-performance marathon at the Mark Hellinger Theatre. One of those new works was for the Russian dancer, Rudolf Nureyev. In 1978 she adapted "the Owl and the Pussycat," and coached Liza Minnelli, who narrated the movements of the Graham dancers. In 1981, she presented "Acts of Light." "Clytemnestra" was seen on public television in 1984. In 10/1987, she premiered her final dance, "Persephone," choreographed to Stravinsky's Symphony in C. Applauded for her courage and vision, Graham said, "No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time." In 1948, she married fellow dancer and protégé, Erick Hawkins. The union lasted ten years. Graham left a body of work that included 180 dances, insisting on dancing herself until age 75. Only 5' 3", her height belied the stature her body of work and courage to persevere. In 1990, while ill, she led her troupe on long tours to Europe and to the Far East. In Japan she contracted pneumonia, returned to New York and was hospitalized, but died at home after a two-month battle, on 4/01/1991. Link to Wikipedia biography

Life Events List of life events assoicated with this Kundali profile

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description


Jan. 1, 1919

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1919 (Ballet, "Xochitl")


Begin Major Project

Jan. 1, 1926

Work : Begin Major Project 1926 at 12:00 midnight in Rochester, NY (Concert series)



Jan. 1, 1930

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1930 at 12:00 midnight in New York, NY (Female lead in "The Rite of Spring")



Jan. 1, 1931

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1931 (Dance, "Primitive Mysteries")



Jan. 1, 1932

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1932 at 12:00 midnight in Radio City, NY (Program at Radio City)



Jan. 1, 1934

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1934 (Dances in "Romeo and Juliet")


Begin Major Project

Jan. 1, 1935

Work : Begin Major Project 1935 (Established school of modern dance)



Jan. 1, 1940

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1940 (Dance, "Letter To the World")



Jan. 1, 1944

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1944 (Dance, "Appalachian Spring")


Great Achievement

Jan. 1, 1975

Work : Great Achievement 1975 at 12:00 midnight in New York, NY (Staged longest ever dance season)



Jan. 1, 1976

Work : Prize 1976 (Medal of Freedom)



Jan. 1, 1978

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1978 (Adapted "The Owl and the Pussycat")



Jan. 1, 1981

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1981 (Dance, "Acts of Light")



Oct. 1, 1987

Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released October 1987 (Final dance, "Persephone") .

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description

Relationship Begin

Jan. 1, 1930

Relationship : Begin significant relationship 1930 (Romantic association with Louis Horst)



Jan. 1, 1948

Relationship : Marriage 1948 (Fellow dancer Erick Hawkins)

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description

Begin Travel

Jan. 1, 1990

Social : Begin Travel 1990 (Europe and Far East)

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description

Residence Change

Jan. 1, 1904

Family : Change residence 1904 (Pittsburgh to Santa Barbara)

S.No. Event Type Event Date Event Description

Father Death

Jan. 1, 1916

Death of Father 1916



April 1, 1991

Death by Disease 1 April 1991 at 12:00 noon in New York, NY (Pneumonia, age 96) .

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Rudolph Nureyev

Associate Relationship With Nureyev, Rudolph (Born 17 March 1938)

Hanya Holm

Associate Relationship With Holm, Hanya (Born 3 March 1893)

Merce Cunningham

(Has As) ProtéGé Relationship With Cunningham, Merce (Born 16 April 1919)

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