Friday, August 9 at 6:15pm
Featuring Sara Mearns, Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company
FREE | FAMILY-FRIENDLY | OUTDOOR
New York City Ballet principal dancer Sara Mearns’ interpretation of the work of Isadora Duncan has been hailed as “a revelation” (The New York Times). Capturing the essence of Duncan’s feisty and romantic nature, today’s pre-eminent Duncan interpreter Lori Belilove has staged The Art of Isadora with performance by Belilove herself, Mearns, and the senior members of her Company, which introduces Duncan’s signature repertory set to music by Chopin, Brahms, Gluck, Schubert, and Scriabin.
Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Company, critically acclaimed by the international press, performs over 80 authentic dances that highlight the unique qualities of Isadora Duncan’s repertoire, from the early lyrical pieces to the tragic solos, all with a purity of style aimed to keep Isadora’s original works alive as priceless jewels of American Modern Dance. The Company breathes new life into Duncan’s legendary solos and group work through public performance and education programming, most recently at Lincoln Center and New York City Center and on tour in China and Greece. 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. As a third generation Duncan dancer, Belilove is considered the living embodiment of Duncan’s grace, power, and mastery of weight. She was coached for performance by 1st generation Duncan Dancers Anna Duncan and Irma Duncan, two of the six adopted artistic daughters of Isadora, also known as the Isadorables, and then with 2nd generation Duncan Dancers Julia Levien, Hortense Kooluris, and Mignon Garland.
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At Jacob’s Pillow: Aug 9