"Isadora Duncan: Engaging the Present" - A Summer Workshop
Dances by Isadora
Isadora Duncan: Engaging the Present
July 5-7, 1:30-3:30pm
Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn
Our upcoming annual summer workshop purposefully confronts the limitations of Isadora Duncan's legacy by inviting and including ALL curious movers of ALL abilities and diverse backgrounds to join us as we re-imagine one of Duncan's works from 1920. This workshop offers both remote and in-person access and a discounted student rate.
Full 3 session workshop: $60
Single in person session: $25
This summer’s workshop will focus on a single work of Duncan's from 1920 which contains the seeds of modernism as it embodies images of immigration and relocation. Each session will begin with a full warm-up which focuses on Duncan’s use of breath and weight followed by an exploration of the selected repertory work. We invite dancers and curious movers (ages 18+) of all abilities, styles and backgrounds to join us as we dig into this facet of dance history while engaging with the important and impactful questions of the present. In addition, there will be a public showing of the work process at the conclusion of the last day of the workshop. All information for registration on our website: Dances by Isadora -Summer Workshop 2022
More about the work: The dark brooding nature of Chopin’s music underlies the rise and fall of the undulating torsos as a group of dancers advances forward in close proximity. They seem to be wanderers, searchers or refugees moving cautiously amid unspecified danger. They could be migrants from any part of the world seeking refuge from oppression in 1920 or 2022. This work will be re-imagined for a dance film project in 2023.