Sunday, September 27, 2009

Isadora Duncan

Isadora Duncan: A Graphic Biography by Sabrina Jones

A visionary. A radical. A romantic. The first woman to suffer from a clothing malfunction?

I can't believe I'd never heard anything about Isadora Duncan before. Sure, her name sounded familiar, but it wasn't until Gina reviewed this book for our staff summer reading program that I took notice. Wow...what a life she led. Growing up in a family of artists, Isadora Duncan took inspiration from the ocean, nature, and Greek art and became a pioneer of modern dance. Throughout America, Europe, and Russia she was both beloved and questioned for her free-thinking attitude.

I loved this book. The illustrations are amazing and the story is inspirational. Isadora was imperfect but she was a fierce, strong woman who knew what she wanted.

1 comment:

Lori Belilove and The Isadora Duncan Dance Company said...

Dear Readers,

If you think the book is amazing, you should see the dancing! Its beauty, power and artistry is what have really kept this woman in the limelight (as extraordinary as her life and life choices were). Consider trying it or seeing it! Visit us at www.isadoraduncan.org to find out about classes in the Isadora Duncan dance technique for children and adults, upcoming performances, and more.

Lori Belilove, Artistic Director
The Isadora Duncan Dance Company
Resident performing troupe of the
Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation
141 West 26th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001-6800
Tel: (212) 691-5040

P.S. I wrote the foreword to the book and helped Sabrina with the storyline...

"You were wild once. Don't let them tame you."
- Isadora Duncan, American modern dance pioneer