You are invited to a 92 Street Y event dedicated to Isadora Duncan, a legendary dancer and the wife of the great Russian poet, Sergey Esenin. See dances choreographed by Isadora Duncan performed by Lori Belilove and the preeminent Isadora Duncan Dance Company in their program “The Art of Isadora.”
Highlights include Isadora’s “Impressions of Soviet Russia” featuring two group works set to Russian Workers’ songs and three Alexander Scriabin’s etudes – “Mother”, “Revolutionary” and “The Crossing at St. Petersburg”, – choreographed by Isadora Duncan between 1920-24 in Russia.
Russian Sunday Series: “Isadora Duncan – A Muse of Modernism” ($15 for $29 Ticket)
- Sunday, October 14, 2012, 7:30 PM
- 92 Street Y (Lexington Avenue at 92nd St)
- Buttenweiser Hall
Third-generation Duncan dancer Lori Belilove, along with Beth Jucovy, director of Dance Visions, discuss the life and art of the legendary Isadora Duncan, the creator of modern dance. This event is moderated by dance and culture critic Elizabeth Kendall. The event is held as part of Russian Culture Series.
- Lori Belilove’s direct lineage and prestigious performing career have earned her an international reputation as the premier interpreter and ambassador of the dance of Isadora Duncan. She is the leading dancer in the award-winning PBS documentary Isadora Duncan: Movement From the Soul. Ms. Belilove is the founder of The Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation and Artistic director of The Isadora Duncan Dance Company, the pre-eminent Duncan Company performing in the world today.
- Elizabeth Kendall is a dance and culture critic and an associate professor at Eugene Lang College of New School. She has taught at Columbia University, Princeton, Bard College, and is the author of four books. She currently works on a book about the youth of master choreographer George Balanchine in Russia and his ballerina-classmate, Lidiia Ivanova.
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