Who was Isadora Duncan? March 30, 2012 | elydru | More on Modern
The first of a series of videos that will educate viewers about who Isadora Duncan…and the dances she choreographed. The series will teach about Isadora Duncan's dance technique and demonstrate the themes about which she danced. Isadora Duncan's choreography as danced by isadoraNOW will be used to demonstrate the technique and the inspiration behind Isadora Duncan's work. As it evolves, the series will elaborate on Isadora Duncan's legacy in the modern dances of today and the work that isadoraNOW does to continue that legacy. Narrated by isadoraNOW director and fifth generation Isadora Duncan dancer, Elyssa Dru Rosenberg. For more information, visit: www.isadoranow.org All photographs of Isadora Duncan and music in this video are in the public domain.Read More
Rachel Tavernier Teaches Dunham Technique March 30, 2012 | amarks | More on How-To
Tavernier and student Dianna Anderson demonstrate a barre exercise that both stretches and strengthens the…and spine, and prepares dancers for more intense contractions and undulations. While this sequence is central to basic Dunham Technique, it can easily be transposed into a modern or contemporary class warm-up, since it activates the core and back muscles and challenges students' balance.Read More
Mad Rush March 24, 2012 | jaclynkwalsh | More on Modern
Choreographer: Jaclyn K. Walsh Music: Philip Glass Inspired by the stereotypical image of Wall St.…its busiest hour. Just to walk down the street in the city is a dance in itself. I love playing with the task of giving an image everyone can connect to, while leaving some ambiguity for further exploration. I think we all know what it is like being late in Manhattan...Read More
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