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Google Doodle Celebrates Modern Dance Visionary Martha Graham

Google has celebrated the 117th birthday of modern dancer and choreographer Martha Graham with an animated Doodle.

The new animated Doodle replaces the company’s search engine logo with a dancing figure that dances out the company’s name.

The figure begins the dance by forming the letter ‘E’ and progresses with forming the other letters in Google in a series of dance moves.

Graham, who passed away in 1991 at the age of 96, was credited with pioneering what is now called modern dance, which combines new and traditional dance moves.

The movements of the dancer in the Google Doodle are based on moves invented by Graham during the 20s and 30s.

Graham, who gave her last performance 1979, choreographed more than 180 dance works during her long career.

Graham’s dance moves and concepts have been adopted by the Martha Graham Dance Company. Martha Graham was honored as the Dancer of the Century by Time Magazine.

According to an article on The Telegraph, the dancer was the first to perform at the White House and she even received the US Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1976 from President Gerald Ford.