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    ↢ Bygone Beauties ↣ vintage photograph of Isadora Duncan

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    Arnold Genthe's- Isadora Duncan dancer, portrait photograph between 1915 and 1923

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    Beautiful and Rare. She was a beauty in her art of dance. Isadora Duncan, portrait photograph by Arnold Genthe between 1915 and 1923

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Isadora Duncan dancer, between 1915 and 1923, Arnold Genthe

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    This is Anna Duncan, one of Isadora Duncan's 6 most famous pupils who are often referred to as the "Isadorables". This photo was taken by Arnold Genthe around 1920. Anna used this photo often on programs and offered it among many others to Kathleen Quinlan Zetterberg who has kept Anna's and Isadora Duncan's merory alife.

Isadora Duncan: born in 1877 in San Francisco, raised by a single mother. Dropped out of school at age 10. She took ballet but hated it and quit. She created a new kind of dance, and is now known as one of the pioneers of modern dance, inspired by the art and philosophy of Ancient Greece, the music of classical composers, and the natural world. In her adult life, she became a champion for the women's rights movement.

ISADORA DUNCAN. A WARNING ON HOW NOT TO WEAR A SCARF. THE HOKEY POKEY MAN AND AN INSANE HAWKER OF FISH BY CONNIE DURAND. AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE.

Isadora Duncan (1877-1927) was a dancer, considered by many to be the creator of modern dance. Born in the United States, she lived in Western Europe and the Soviet Union from the age of 22 until her death at age 50. In the United States she was popular only in New York, and only later in her life. She performed to acclaim throughout Europe. Duncan's fondness for flowing scarves was the cause of her death in an automobile accident in Nice, France, when she was a passenger in an Amilcar, and her silk scarf, draped around her neck, became entangled around the open-spoked wheels and rear axle, breaking her neck.

Isadora Duncan, whose work in free, interpretative movement formed the basis for modern dance.

Isadora Duncan: mother of modern dance

Number 2 Entrepreneurial female icon #modcloth #makeitwork Isadora Duncan, inventor of American modern dance, she started teaching dance when she was SIX!

“There are likewise three kinds of dancers: first, those who consider dancing as a sort of gymnastic drill, made up of impersonal and graceful arabesques; second, those who, by concentrating their minds, lead the body into the rhythm of a desired emotion, expressing a remembered feeling or experience. And finally, there are those who convert the body into a luminous fluidity, surrendering it to the inspiration of the soul.” ~Isadora Duncan

Isadora Duncan (Angela Isadora Duncan), born in San Francisco in 1877, was a predecessor of modern dance with her stress on the torso movements, bare feet, loose hair, free-flowing costumes, and incorporation of humor into emotional expression. She was inspired by classical Greek arts, folk dances, social dances, nature, natural forces, and new American athleticism such as skipping, running, jumping, leaping, and abrupt movements.

corpore-et-anima: Isadora Duncan