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Isadora, Paperback / softback Book

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"There was never a place for [Isadora Duncan] in the ranks of the terrible, slow army of the cautious.

She ran ahead, where there were no paths." - Dorothy Parker In 1899, performing in the drawing rooms of London's elite, Isadora Duncan was already laying the foundations for modern dance.

The 22-year-old's movements were visceral, free-flowing, and expressive; she performed barefoot.

She shattered the conventions of traditional ballet and, in doing so, enchanted high society.

A year later, in Paris, she met the sculptor Auguste Rodin, whose work proved a revelation, and the influential dancer Loie Fuller, whose support marked the beginning of a dazzling on-stage career.

In Isadora, Julie Birmant and Clement Oubrerie capture the astonishing life and scandalous times of the so-called "Mother of Modern Dance." This extraordinary graphic novel takes in her arrival in Europe, her rise to stardom and the development of a style of dance ? inspired by natural forms and Greek sculpture ? that would become her enduring legacy.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 144 pages
  • Publisher: SelfMadeHero
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Biography: arts & entertainment
  • ISBN: 9781910593691
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