Earlier concert dance innovators such as Isadora Duncan
, Ruth St.
Dearest of all influences to Isadora Duncan
was the art of ancient Greece.
Those who have seen sketches and photos of Isadora Duncan
will recognize in several of the dances the bent-legged skip, the upward reaching gesture, and the reclining posture and will see them brought to life through movement.
* A national feature story range-in with this hoary solecism: "Isadora Duncan
Sketches of real people intrude: Henry Ford, Isadora Duncan
, the Wright Brothers, Rudolph Valentino, and William Randolph Hearst.
For a chaotic year (1922 - 23), he was married to the dancer Isadora Duncan
. His drinking bouts grew in length, and he died by hanging himself, having slashed his wrist in a hotel room in Leningrad and written a farewell poem with his blood.
The DC-based choreographer has created a site-specific program to coincide with the National Portrait Gallery's first American dance exhibition, "Dancing the Dream"--a collection of images picturing celebrated dancers and choreographers, from Isadora Duncan
to Michael Jackson.
Downstairs, two films were shown side by side: Mapplethorpe's Still Moving/Patti Smith, 1978, showed his then girlfriend, changing from an Isadora Duncan
peignoir into a boyish suit--without sound--and Slimane's Social Mobility, 2005, depicted Marianne Faithfull's hands, as she talked while flipping through early Mapplethorpe party portraits.
1927: Dancer Isadora Duncan
was strangled when her scarf caught in the wheel of her Bugatti sports car in Nice.