ISADORA ON THE BEACH: Live Outdoor Free Performance of works by Isadora Duncan (FREE)
DANCES BY ISADORA
ISADORA ON THE BEACH
Live Outdoor Free Performance of works by Isadora Duncan
Thursday July 29th at 6:30 PM
Beach 86th Street Rockaway Beach
(A train to Broad Channel Station, S (shuttle) to Beach 90, walk to Beach 86)
Weather updates contact: dancesbyisadora@gmail or call (917) 673-3132
Ensemble includes Natalia Brillante, Eleanor Bunker, Marie Carstens, Abra Cohen, Jessie King, Loretta Thomas
Costumes by Ivana Drazic
Audience members should bring their own seating. Running time is approximately 30 minutes.
DANCES BY ISADORA, directed by Catherine Gallant, will present a live performance of works by Isadora Duncan (1877-1927) adapted for the beach environment. Duncan grew up by the Pacific Ocean in San Francisco and was fascinated by the movement of waves as she began to imagine her vision of dance as an authentic response to nature. Dances by Isadora reconstructs and reimagines Duncan’s dances for both traditional and alternative venues, bringing this work of breath and spirit to life for new audiences.
Among the works to be presented is "Grand March" or "Slow March," which was created in 1914 during Isadora's year at Bellevue outside Paris following the tragic deaths of her children in 1913. Originally set to the music of Franz Schubert, it has been reimagined with "Lyric for Strings" by African American composer George Walker. The program will also include "Water Study," "Tanagra Figures" and "Narcissus," all adapted for the shifting texture of sand, wind, and sky.
Presented in cooperation with New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.
Photo by Jowers
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