This workshop focuses on teaching the basic fundamentals of modern dance with Isadora Duncan’s unique principles and theories. Isadora Duncan is the mother of modern dance. Her technique is infused with the natural elements in the world around us, a profound engagement with her own life, her children, her lovers, and socio/political issues. In this workshop, dancers will learn about Isadora in her historical context as well as her original technique and choreography from a century ago. Classes also include discussions of dance history, Greek mythology, gender studies and music.
About Isadora: Widely considered the mother of Modern Dance, Isadora Duncan (1877-1927) broke down the Ballet paradigm in western performance dance by creating a more expressive, personal, and individual performance art. She danced barefoot, in loose flowing tunics, to music not composed specifically for dance. A daring revolutionary in art and in life, Isadora sought a natural and organic form of movement. Her art was inspired by Ancient Greek and Renaissance art and imagery, and acknowledged gravity and weight.
Classes will take place 11:00 - 4:00 Saturday and Sunday July 14th and 15th. For more info, visit isadoraNOW.org Click to pay.