Isadora speaks /

"This outstanding collection of the great dancer's heretofore uncollected writings and speeches gives us a vivid new perception of her importance as an original and radical thinker. Starting with reminiscences of her San Francisco childhood, Isadora Speaks features her outspoken views on A...

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Main Author: Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927, (Author)
Other Authors: Rosemont, Franklin, (Editor)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:San Francisco : City Lights Books, [1981]
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Main Author:Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927, author.
Uniform Title:Works. Selections. 1981
Summary:"This outstanding collection of the great dancer's heretofore uncollected writings and speeches gives us a vivid new perception of her importance as an original and radical thinker. Starting with reminiscences of her San Francisco childhood, Isadora Speaks features her outspoken views on America, revolutionary Russia, education and the arts, life with Russian poet Serge Esenin, love, woman's emancipation, and dance as a radical force capable of transforming the world and changing life."--Jacket.
Copyright:©1981
Physical Description:xviii, 147 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
References:Cook, R.T. City Lights Books, 148
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-147) and index.
ISBN:0872861333 (pbk.) :
0872861341 (hard) :
9780872861336
9780872861343
Author Notes:

A native of San Francisco, Isadora Duncan was known as an innovator and a first-generation pioneer of modern dance. A modernist whose lifestyle became even more visible and well known than her dancing, she was a feminist and lived her life as the legend it became.

Duncan's dancing was bold and innovative. She danced barefoot. Her costume was an adaptation of a Greek tunic, embellished with several colored shoulder scarves. Using natural flowing movements that emanated from her wrist, she weaved and whirled to express the emotions prompted by the music. Although Duncan established schools in Berlin, Paris, Moscow, and London, her dance technique was so improvisational, abstract, and personal that her many imitators were largely unsuccessful. They lacked her daring and dynamic personality. Duncan's accidental death in Paris was a tragedy mourned by the entire dance world.

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