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    Isadora Duncan

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    Isadora Duncan 	Isadora Duncan was a famous dancer who brought a new kind of dance to the world. She danced out the feelings from deep in her heart. Unlike other dancers in the late nineteenth century, Isadora Duncan danced with flowing motion. She was not a ballerina, and did not like to watch ballet dancers, with their stiff bodies and unnatural pointe shoes. At first she was not liked, but as time went on, Isadora Duncan became a dance revolutionist people all over the world will never forget

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    the 20th century as dancers began to pull away from traditional forms of choreographed dance like ballet. One of the founders of this rapidly modernizing dance movement was Isadora Duncan. Isadora Duncan seeked to create dances that were free with out the rigorous or confined movements of ballet. As a result Isadora Duncan formed a dance style that was reflective of her free spirit. She looked for inspiration in classical Greek arts, social dances and nature. In a speech entitled The Dance of

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    Changes Through Modern Dance Isadora Duncan once said, “The dancer’s body is simply the luminous manifestation of the soul”. Duncan was a strong, independent dancer that wanted to change and improve the original styles of dance. She was born on May 27th, 1878, in San Francisco and was married to a famous poet Sergei Yesenin. Her two children were tragically killed when they were drowned, trapped inside of a car that plunged into the Seine River. Isadora Duncan was a successful creator of modern

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    Dance

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    1. What are the innovations of Isadora Duncan, Denishawn, Martha Graham, and Cunningham. Discuss these in relation to style, technique and theory. Many Historians say that Isadora Duncan was the first dancer to present “modern dancing” to the public. Duncan felt that the pointe shoes and costumes that ballerinas wore were to restrictive. She began to dance in a way that seemed to be more natural to her. Her inspirations came from the movements of the tress, the ocean and other forms from nature

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    Isadora Duncan was born in California in 1877. As a child she studied ballet, and skirt dancing. Her mother was an accomplished pianist, and her music later inspired the genius of Duncan’s contributions to dance. Duncan began her professional career in Chicago in 1896, and joined a professional touring company; within the company she starred in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “The Geisha.” Duncan, however, soon left the company to begin performing solo dances at the homes of wealthy patrons. Influenced

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    choreographers, such as, Isadora Duncan, Loie Fuller, Ruth St. Denis, and Ted Shawn. The new dancers wanted their movements to be authentic and to tell a story. An example of this is Isadora Duncan, a dancer and choreographer of the 20th century, when “in 1904 [she] established a school in Grunewald, Germany (and others in France and Russia), in which pupils were trained through gymnastic exercises and encouraged to express themselves through movement” (Kassing). Duncan inspired dancers to unravel

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    body through fluid dance movements. It first originated from ballet, however changed when Isadora Duncan adjudicated that she didn’t want to dance ballet. She disregarded that refined ideology and came up with the concept of contemporary dance; where the body moves freely and doesn’t have restrictions, embodying raw human emotion. Pioneers of contemporary dance comprise of the internationally known Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham. These three dancers helped to revolutionise contemporary

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    How Dance Works

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    confidence, and it’s all possible by experiencing the different styles of dance. Most people dance because it’s a way to express themselves. When dancing a person can explain a lot to people in their movement rather than struggling to say it. Isadora Duncan says “My Art is just an effort to express the truth of my being in gesture & movement.” Modern Dance is known for being a great way for someone to express themselves emotionally. Things such as shaking some ones hand, lifting a glass in a toast

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    expression through dance. There is difference even in clothes worn to perform either modern dance, or ballet. For example, unlike ballet, there is no need to wear corsets and pointe shoes since they would restrict the free movements of modern dance. Isadora Duncan and Ruth St. Denis were two of the first well-known dancers to break the streak

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    Maya Angelou

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    leaving no forwarding address, and new loves came calling." Now 69, Angelou is the nearest thing America has to a sacred institution, a high priestess of culture and love in the tradition of such distaff luminaries (all of them, hitherto, white) as Isadora Duncan and Pearl S. Buck, with a bit of Eleanor Roosevelt and Aimée Semple MacPherson thrown into the mix. "She was born poor and powerless in a land where/power is money and money is adored," the poet Angelou writes in tribute to another astonishing

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