Isadora Duncan


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Noun1.Isadora Duncan - United States dancer and pioneer of modern dance (1878-1927)Isadora Duncan - United States dancer and pioneer of modern dance (1878-1927)
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Isadora Duncan in the 21st Century: Capturing the Art and Spirit of the Dancer's Legacy
They divorced, and she started a cycle of relationships with various men and women, including a rumored affair with Isadora Duncan.
She provides that information for some, but not for others, apparently assuming that all readers are familiar with figures such as Isadora Duncan, Ezra Pound, Charlotte Mew, H.
1927: Isadora Duncan, the American dancer, was strangled by her scarf in Nice when the fringe caught in the wheel of a Bugatti sports car.
Numerous avant-garde women, including theatre legends Isadora Duncan and Sarah Bernhardt, owned his Delphos dresses.
Her long list of celebrity lovers includes Marlene Dietrich, Isadora Duncan, Alla Nazimova and Eva Le Gallienne.
Her graphic biography of Isadora Duncan is expected from Hiss & Wang in 2008.
The mountaintop retreat--nominally founded by the anarchist Mikhail Bakunin (at a time when it was still known as Monescia) in the 1870s--flourished between 1900 and 1940, when it attracted anarchists, nudists, and Theosophists alongside such figures as Martin Buber, Hugo Ball, Tristan Tzara, Rudolf von Laban, Isadora Duncan, Hermann Hesse (who famously had his alcoholism treated there), and the sexual revolutionary Otto Gross.
Charles Lindbergh became the first man to fly across the Atlantic solo, Isadora Duncan died in a tragic accident and Al Jolson starred in the first talkie, The Jazz Singer.
It is far back, deep down the centuries, that one's spirit passes when Isadora Duncan dances," said critic Mary Fanton Roberts, "back to the very morning of the world, when the movements of the human body were one with the wind and the sea, when the gesture of a woman's arm was as the unfolding of a rose petal, the pressure of her foot upon the sod as the drifting of a leaf to earth.
The Firebird'' was the career-making ballet of Stravinsky, whose haunting score tells the tale of this exotic creature with dances drawn from the Russian folk tradition - and that American modern dancer Isadora Duncan.
Mitnik's clay sculpture will become the bronze casting of early 20th-century dancer Isadora Duncan.