Lori Belilove Goes Public with Isadora Duncan’s Manuscript “Exercizes for the Dance”

Date and Time
Monday, May 20, 2024, 6 - 7:30 PM
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Event Details


Third generation Duncan dancer and Artistic Director of the Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation & Company, Lori Belilove makes public for the first time Isadora Duncan’s early manuscript, “Exercizes for the Dance.” Contrary to myth and popular misconception, Belilove says this document reveals that, Duncan had a coherent technique and guiding principles. Belilove expounds, with demonstration, Duncan’s role as the “Mother of Modern Dance” in the context of this early formative handwritten document.  

An American pioneer of dance, Isadora Duncan was a self-styled revolutionary who condemned the rigidity of ballet and championed free dance coupled with her view of the ideals of ancient Greece: beauty, art, and philosophy.

This will be the first in a series of programming by the Jerome Robbins Dance Division to celebrate 150 years of the legacy of Isadora Duncan.

Photo Credit: Isadora Duncan (prancing left to right, arms thrown across front and back, bright red tunic), 1908 - 1934. © Abraham Walkowitz. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.


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