See dances choreographed by Isadora Duncan performed by Lori Belilove & the preeminent Isadora Duncan Dance Company in their program "The Art of Isadora."
Highlights include Isadora’s “Impressions of Soviet Russia” featuring two group works set to Russian Worker’s songs and three Scriabin etudes Mother, Revolutionary and The Crossing at St. Petersburg, choreographed by Isadora Duncan between 1920-24 in Russia. Mayor Bloomberg has recently recognized the leadership of artistic director Lori Belilove, who's direct lineage and prestigious performing career have earned her an international reputation as the premier interpreter and ambassador of the dance of Isadora Duncan, and her company's contributions to give New Yorkers the opportunity to celebrate this groundbreaking creator’s legacy.
Hear third-generation Duncan dancers Lori Belilove and Beth Jucovy, the internationally acclaimed interpreter, teacher and director of Duncan repertory, and Artistic Director of Dance Visions NY, as they talk about the life and art of the legendary Isadora Duncan, the creator of modern dance. Moderated by dance and culture critic Elizabeth Kendall.
This event is part of the Russian Sunday Series, supported by Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg.
Lori Belilove's direct lineage and prestigious performing career have earned her an international reputation as the premier interpreter and ambassador of the dance of Isadora Duncan. She is the leading dancer in the award-winning PBS documentary Isadora Duncan: Movement From the Soul. Ms. Belilove is the founder of The Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation and Artistic director of The Isadora Duncan Dance Company, the pre-eminent Duncan Company performing in the world today. The Company has performed to national and international acclaim in dance festivals around the world including Russia, Hungary, Mexico, Canada, Germany and South America as well as in many prestigious New York venues.
Elizabeth Kendall is a dance and culture critic and an associate professor at Eugene Lang College of New School. She has taught at Columbia University, Princeton, Bard College, and is the author of four books: Where She Danced: The Birth of American Art-Dance (Knopf, l979; U. of California Press ’80), The Runaway Bride: Hollywood Romantic Comedy of the l930’s (Knopf, l990; Anchor-Doubleday l991; Cooper Square Press, 2002); American Daughter, a memoir (Random House, 2000; paperback on demand from Random House); and Autobiography of a Wardrobe (Pantheon 2006, Anchor/Vintage 2007), and is at work on a book about the youth of master choreographer George Balanchine in Russia and his ballerina-classmate, Lidiia Ivanova.
Click here to visit the Isadora Duncan Dance Company website.
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