The Divine Flame: the life, times, Inspirations and dance of Isadora Duncan
Dance Visions NY
This multidisciplinary program brings together Isadora Duncan's dramatic life, her revolutionary dances and the art and music that inspired her. Dance Visions NY Dancers: Beth Jucovy, Adrienne Ramm, Louisa Armstrong and Vanessa Ferranti and the Dance Visions NY Youth Company in the children’s repertory. Narrator: Shirley Romaine; Pianist: Mark Fielder; Soprano: Patti Dunham; Flautist: Herb Waldren
Free, please contact the venues for ticket information: Jericho- 516 935-6790 Long Beach- 516 432 7201
The Divine Flame is a multi-disciplinary program about the life, times, inspirations, and dance of Isadora Duncan. Dance Visions NY presents the authentic Duncan dances to the music of Chopin, Schubert, Brahms, Gluck, and Scriabin. Featured in this acclaimed program about Isadora's life and art are actress and television personality Shirley Romaine as narrator and Duncan dancers Beth Jucovy and Adrienne Ramm, sisters, who have been immersed in the Duncan tradition since childhood. Their life-time teachers included Anna Duncan, Julia Levien and Hortense Kooluris. The program incorporates slides of Isadora and the art that inspired her. The Divine Flame was presented from 1995- 2001 to wonderful reception throughout the Metropolitan area and in 2009 for the Hofstra Museum of Dance. Dance Visions is reviving this acclaimed program.
Isadora Duncan's name evokes images of grace, passion, and defiance. She was a magnificent dancer who changed the direction of her entire art. The mother of modern dance, she was a pioneering feminist and one of the first international superstars. The originality of her art characterized her life, which was restless and exciting, triumphant and tragic. This program brings together her story, her dances, and music to create a fascinating theater piece.
"Your performance was wonderful and thoroughly enjoyed by the audience. I am proud to be associated with a program supporting such talent and beauty." Joan Savary, former NYSCA regrant coordinator, Long Island Arts Council at Freeport.
"The teachers commented on what a true pleasure to see dancers perform with such grace and beauty... several were moved to tears by the performance. In addition the wonderful narration by Shirley Romaine helped to reveal much about Isadora's life and times... truly a beautiful experience." Mary Jane Bolin, former Executive Administrator, Arts in Education Program, Nassau BOCES
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