Isadora Duncan’s Birthday

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This month we celebrate Isadora Duncan’s birthday. It is hard to fathom that it’s been more than 100 years since she first began breaking down boundaries in the field of dance — and what a long way dance has come. I’m sure that Isadora could have never imagined some of the movement styles we see today, but so many of them are indirectly influenced by what she did. Dance has changed dramatically since Isadora first skipped on stage in her little tunic. Today we integrate technology, we combine our art with others, we dance to music, we dance in silence, we dance barefoot or in complicated shoes, via the internet, we dance for people while they sit in their homes on the other side of the world. But one thing has not changed, the bodies necessary to make it dance. Without them, without the emotions they feel, without the way they physically resist and succumb to gravity, dance would not be dance.

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