TRIBUTE SHOW TO HONOR THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF ISADORA DUNCAN
Isadora Duncan was a trailblazing dancer and instructor whose
emphasis on freer forms of movement was a precursor to modern dance techniques.
Born on May 26, 1877 27, in San Francisco, California, Isadora Duncan developed an approach to dance that emphasized naturalistic movement. She was a hit in Europe as a performer to classical music and opened schools that integrated dance with other types of learning.
She later faced immense tragedy with the death of her children and spouse's suicide. She died on September 14, 1927 strangled by her own scarf that got caught in the wheel of a convertible Bugatti .
It’s our intention to honor her life in appreciation of her legacy, interpreting it through dance in a style that she paved the way for over a century ago.
THE BAREFOOT DANCER is a multi-art show traveling during 2019 through several cities of the USA, with the goal of honoring the life and legacy of Isadora Duncan, by educating the audiences about this extraordinary and important figure of the artistic movement during the beginning of 1900’s. The tour starts in Las Vegas, and will end in S. Francisco, the city where Isadora was born.
The story of Isadora Duncan will be told to an audience that is invited to participate, using some props to bring in the feel of being in Isadora’s famous salon in her home in Paris. Isadora used to host her friends, artists, free thinkers and an elite of intellectual people that were changing the artistic world in the early 1900’s.
An actress portraying Isadora Duncan, is being interviewed by a reporter who is writing her memoirs.
Between her memoirs, dancers will perform an interpretation of those memories.
There is a script for the dialogues /monologues, and a natural sequence of scenes inspired of the chronology of the main events that affected Isadora’s life.
Because this is a traveling show, we will be traveling with the Director / choreographer Tyrell Rolle, writer and conceptual artists, Zeena Mozzaic.
In each city of the tour, a dance company / school / studio will be invited in advance, to collaborate either by hosting and participate in the show with the freedom to perform the majority of the dances interpreting memoirs of Isadora Duncan.
The idea behind this concept is to create a show that in each city will have its unique performance.
Some of the main scenes:
A dancer is inside a cast trying to dance but her movements are too confined to the traditional ballet. She rips the cast and runs to the beach dancing freely to the movements and sound of the waves.
The suffragettes rally:
A group of women dances in a rally demanding votes for women. They interact with the public about women's rights nowadays. Images of real footage from 1900's are projected showing women's fights for rights throughout the years
Isadora dances at Rodin studio while him and Claudine are working on scultures. Isadora kisses the statues and one by one the statues become alive and dance. At the end they all dance together.
Isadora uses dance to grieve the the loss of her 2 children drown in the Seine, Paris. (solo)
Friend of Isadora, Loie Fuller performs her famous serpentine dance, on a high box and other performers dance around her on the floor using beautiful effects of light projected on a recreation of the famous Loie Fuller long dress.
these are some of the few dances that will be part of the show but choreographed and interpreted by the dancers of each city we travel to.
THIS VIDEO SHOW SOME PHOTOS OF ISADORA DUNCAN AND SOME RARE FOOTAGE
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