The Isadora Duncan Dance Company Present THE ART OF ISADORA, 5/22


To coincide with Isadora Duncan's 135th birthday May 26, 2012, Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company will honor the mother of modern dance by offering a week of performances May 22-26. The six performances of the program The Art of Isadora will offer a retrospective on the life and art of Isadora Duncan, including signature solos and group works performed with live piano accompaniment by Matthew Ward.

Performance will include a pre-show lecture and screening of rare archival video by distinguished dance historians. The celebration begins with a Gala opening on May 22 , with additional matinee and evening performances 24, 25, 26 at Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, New York City. Following every performance will be a champagne toast to Isadora.

For the evening performances distinguished dance historians and celebrities including Deborah Jowitt, Anna Kisselgoff, Peter Kurth, Patricia Beaman, Alice Bloch, Michael Vernon, Lynn Garafola, Dana Ivey, and Chet Walker will offer pre-show lectures in the main hall followed by excerpts of the award-winning PBS documentary Isadora Duncan: Movement From the Soul and rare archival footage of Isadora Duncan and her dancers. As part of the celebration, the Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation will petition Mayor Bloomberg to make an official proclamation for the month of May in honor of Isadora Duncan. The 135th Birthday celebration further coincides with the United States Postal Service issuance of the 2012 forever postage stamp in honor of Isadora Duncan. Commemorative stamps and brochures will be available at all the events.

Tickets for the performance and pre-show lectures will range from $20 to $75. Gala tickets are $70 in advance, $75 at the door, $100 for a pair of two tickets. Tickets for the evening performances on May 24th, 25th, 26th are $30 advance purchase/$35 at the door. Tickets for students and seniors: $20.