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Happy Birthday Isadora Duncan...Happy Birthday to You.

Happy Birthday Isadora Duncan...Happy Birthday to You.
Christine Jowers/Follow @cmmjowers on Instagram

By Christine Jowers/Follow @cmmjowers on Instagram
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Published on May 27, 2011

The Mother of Modern Dance Would be 134 Today...

Happy Birthday Isadora Duncan...Happy Birthday to You.

Renowned Isadora Duncan interpreter, Lori Belilove,  shares some insight about Mother Duncan and her relevance to us today.


©Christine Jowers, 2011 for The Dance Enthusiast


Whenever I attend a rehearsal (just yesterday I was sitting in John Byrne's rehearsal for his June show and Alexandra Beller's a couple weeks ago) I am struck by the performers and choreographers digging deep into the well of their inner experience to bring something to light for us. One hundred and thirty four years ago, this would not have been the case. The inner life of a dance artist , their political, social and psychological circumstance ,was not part of the choreographic landscape.  Isadora Duncan's passion for dance, her belief in its importance and relevance to humanity changed that. 

I was privileged to have the opportunity to chat with Lori Belilove, artistic director of The Isadora Duncan Dance Company in New York City about her connection to Isadora Duncan.

BTW for a more in depth view of Isadora's work...and rarely seen works in rehearsal click here


 

Lori on Isadora Duncan:

 

 


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