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Isadora Duncan [videorecording]: Movement From the Soul

a Geller/Goldfine production ; produced, directed and edited by Dayna Goldfine & Daniel Geller ; script by Daniel Geller & Dayna Goldfine based on the writings and speeches of Isadora Duncan ; produced in association with KQED, San Francisco
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Traces the life and artistic development of Isadora Duncan, often called the mother of modern dance, as well as the social, personal, and political influences behind her dance. Interweaves recreations of excerpts from twelve of Duncan's dances with archival film and photographs and biographical details.
Director
Dayna Goldfine; Daniel Geller
Performers
Narrator, Julie Harris ; dancers, Madeleine Lytton, Lori Belilove, members of the Oakland Ballet.
Release Date
1988
Run Time
59 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Originally produced for television in 1988.
  • "The dances in this program are from the repertoire of Isadora Duncan, as handed down by her students and adopted daughters Anna, Irma, And Lisa Duncan. The performances are as close as possible to the original choreographies."--Opening frame.
Contents
  • Dance excerpts
  • Water study (ca. 1900) / music, Schubert (waltz) (dancer, Lori Belilove).
  • Narcissus (ca. 1900) / music, Chopin (Op. 64, no. 2) (dancer, Lori Belilove).
  • Momente musicale (ca. 1907) / music, Schubert (dancer, Madeleine Lytton).
  • Gypsy mazurka (ca. 1902) / music, Chopin (dancer, Madeleine Lytton).
  • The blue Danube waltz (ca. 1902) / music, J. Strauss (dancer, Lori Belilove).
  • Dance of the furies (ca. 1911) / music, Gluck (from Orfeo) (dancer, Lori Belilove).
  • Classical duet (ca. 1906) / music, Schubert (waltz) (dancers: Lori Belilove, Madeleine Lytton).
  • The Amazons (ca. 1906) / music, Gluck (dancer, Madeleine Lytton).
  • Dance of the blessed spirits (ca. 1907) / music, Gluck (from Orfeo) (dancers: Lori Belilove, members of the Oakland Ballet).
  • Allegro vivace (ca. 1915) / music, Tchaikovsky (from Symphonie pathètique) (dancers: Lori Belilove, members of the Oakland Ballet).
  • Revolutionary (ca. 1921) / music, Scriabin (Etude) (dancer, Lori Belilove).
  • Mother (ca. 1921) / music, Scriabin (Etude) (dancer, Lori Belilove).
  • Dance of the blessed spirits [reprise] (ca. 1907) / music, Gluck (from Orfeo) (dancers: Lori Belilove, members of the Oakland Ballet).
Credits
Choreographer, Isadora Duncan ; director of photography, Ashley James.
Published
[S.l.] : Geller/Goldfine Productions, [2006?]
Description
1 videodisc (59 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD-R.
Technical Details
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