Thursday, July 13 at 6:15pm
Dances by Isadora (based in NYC and Boston) has been sharing the work of modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan since 1986. As no films or notation of her dances were made until long after her death in 1927, Duncan’s choreography has been preserved through the teaching of one generation of Duncan dancers to the next. Duncan, considered the “mother of modern dance,” was a revolutionary. Her free and natural movement style was in direct opposition to the rigid ballet technique of her time; she felt that nature was the source of movement and was inspired by the ancient Greeks, the music of classical composers, the wind, and the sea. This program will feature historic work by Duncan including Nocturne and Bacchanal as well as Allegretto, with choreography by Catherine Gallant, the director and co-founder of Dances by Isadora, inspired by Duncan’s 1908 work to the music of Beethoven.
FREE FAMILY-FRIENDLY OUTDOOR MODERN
Class with Inside/Out Artist: Isadora Duncan Technique
4pm in the Ruth St. Denis Studio
Catherine Gallant, the director and co-founder of Dances by Isadora, shares Duncan technique. Open to all experience levels, ages 12+; $10 per person.
Thursday, Jul 13
Inside/Out: Dances by Isadora
At Jacob’s Pillow: Jul 13