celebrate the 117th birthday of American dancer, teacher, and modern dance choreographer Martha Graham.
In a career that spanned over half a century Graham created more than 180 works and she herself performed in most.
Graham born on May 11, 1894 was one of the three daughters of a doctor. She began her professional career in 1916 and her choreography was influenced by oriental art. For most of her career Graham was the leading figure in American modern dance. She died on April 1, 1991.
The animated doodle marking Graham's birthday was preceded by a series of doodles that Google put together to celebrate the 76th birth anniversary of English author and illustrator Charles Roger Hargreaves.