Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927

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Isadora Duncan was a dancer and dance teacher who is credited with inventing what came to be known as Modern Dance.

From the description of The Isadora Duncan papers. 1904-1927. (University of Utah). WorldCat record id: 191855381

American dancer.

From the description of Autograph note signed, dated : [n.p., n.d.], to an unidentified recipient, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873291

Isadora Duncan (1878-1927) was born 27 May 1878 in San Francisco, California, to Joseph Charles and Dora Gray Duncan. She began dancing and teaching dance at the age of six, and made her New York debut at the age of seventeen in a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream . Renowned throughout the world for her techniques and philosophies about dancing. Duncan believed in free and natural movements inspired by the classical Greek arts. She used free-flowing costumes, bare feet and loose hair to restore dancing to a new vitality. Isadora Duncan is also credited with inventing what later came to be known as Modern Dance. Teaching dance to children was also important to her and as a result, Duncan opened up dance schools and taught many children worldwide her techniques and philosophies. She died in Europe in 1927.

From the guide to the Isasora Duncan papers, 1904-1927, (J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah)

Isadora Duncan was a pioneer of "free dance"--The theory that dance was the expression of an inner urge or impulse and reflected the rhythms of nature.

She was born in 1878. Her revolutionary ideas on dance were not well accepted in America, and Duncan left for Europe in 1899 where she enjoyed greater success. In 1904 she founded her own school. In 1925 Duncan moved to France where she began her autobiography and gave occasional performances. In 1927 Duncan was killed in a car accident. Lessons in the Duncan dance technique continued after her death, taught by several of her pupils, also known as the Isadora Duncan Dancers.

From the description of Isadora Duncan dance programs and ephemera, 1900-1957. (University of California, Irvine). WorldCat record id: 48504814

Biography

Isadora Duncan was born in San Francisco on May 27, 1878. She was a pioneer of "free dance" -- the theory that dance was the expression of an inner urge or impulse and reflected the rhythms of nature -- as opposed to the formal dance form of ballet. Her revolutionary ideas on dance were not well accepted in America, and Duncan left for Europe in 1899, where she enjoyed greater success. Her first appearances were from 1900 to 1902 in Paris, Budapest, Vienna, Munich, and Berlin. In 1904 she founded her own school. In 1905 Duncan appeared in Russia for the first time, where she was much admired by advocates of reform of the ballet. In 1925 Duncan moved to France, where she began her autobiography, My Life, and gave occasional performances. She gave her last recital in Paris in July 1927. In Nice, France, on September 14, 1927, Duncan was killed in a car accident. Lessons in the Duncan dance technique continued after her death, and were taught by Irma Duncan (one of Isadora's adopted daughters) and several of her other pupils, who were also known as the Isadora Duncan Dancers.

For further biographical information, see Isadora Duncan, My Life, by Isadora Duncan (New York: Boni and Liveright, 1927). See also Walter Terry, Isadora Duncan: Her Life, Her Art, Her Legacy, (New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1964).

From the guide to the Isadora Duncan dance programs and ephemera, 1900-1957, (University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.)

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creatorOf Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946. Autograph letter signed : [New York], to Isadora Duncan, 1915 Feb. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Litvinova, Ivy Low. Letter, 1921 Dec 26, Moscow, to Isadora Duncan, Moscow. [4] p. on 2 l. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Idzikowski, Stanislas,. Interview with Stanislas Idzikowski. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Lunacharsky, Anatoly Vasilievich, 1875-1933. Letters to Isadora Duncan, 1921, Moscow. 6 folders. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Duse, Eleonora, 1858-1924. Telegrams, letters, notes, to Isadora Duncan, ca. 1913-14. 19 folders. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927. Letter to Mary Desti, 1925, Sept. 4. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Divoire, Fernand, 1883-. Letters to Isadora Duncan, [ca. 1909]. 8 folders. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Rummel, Walter Morse, 1887-1953. Letter, 1921 Feb 21, Monte Carlo, to Isadora Duncan, [Paris?]. [8] p. on 2 fold. l. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927. Autograph telegram signed : place not specified, to Sarah Bernhardt, 1914-1923. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Terry, Walter, 1913-1982. Isadora Duncan: her life, her art, her legacy. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Damrosch, Margaret Blaine, 1867-1949. Autograph letter signed : New York, to Isadora Duncan, [19--] Dec. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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creatorOf Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927. Scrapbook: Clippings. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Borglum, Mary. Autograph letter signed : Stamford, Conn., to Isadora Duncan, undated [1910 or later]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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creatorOf Acosta, Mercedes de. Papers, 1855-1964 (bulk 1920-1962). Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Sorel, Cécile, 1875-1966. Letters, 1920, to Isadora Duncan. 3 folders. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
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creatorOf Eastman, Max, 1883-1969. Letter, [n.d., New York], to Isadora Duncan. [1] p. on 1 l. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945. Autograph letter signed : New York, to Isadora Duncan, 1915 Mar. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Estournelles de Constant, Paul-Henri-Benjamin Balluet, baron d', 1852-1924. Letter, 1920 Mar 5, Paris, to Isadora Duncan, [Paris]. [2] p. on 1 l. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
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creatorOf Isadora Duncan dance programs and ephemera, 1900-1957 University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
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referencedIn Dance program and ephemera collection, 1909-1987 University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
creatorOf Macdougall, Allan Ross, 1893-1956. Allan Ross Macdougall Collection. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
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creatorOf Estournelles de Constant, Paul-Henri-Benjamin Balluet, baron d', 1852-1924. Letter, 1916 Mar 30, Paris, to Isadora Duncan, Paris. [1] p. on 1 l. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
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creatorOf Meo, Elena, 1879-1957. Letter, 1913 June 19, London, to Isadora Duncan, [n.p.] [4] p. on 2 l. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
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creatorOf Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927,. Autograph letters signed from Isadora Duncan to Augustin Daly [manuscript], 1898. Folger Shakespeare Library
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creatorOf Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977. Autograph letter signed : New York, to Isadora Duncan, 1916 Nov. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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creatorOf Frane, Alice. Typed letter signed : New York, to George Grey Barnard, 1915 Jan. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Museum of the City of New York. Personality files, [ca. 1800]-1986, 1900-1986 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Pankhurst, E. Sylvia (Estelle Sylvia), 1882-1960. Letter, 1921 June 19, London, to Isadora Duncan, [London] [1] p. on 1 l. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
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referencedIn Clarence McGehee collection on Ruth St. Denis, ca. 1908-1937 University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
referencedIn Desti, Mary,. Mary Desti collection on Isadora Duncan, 1901-1930. University of California, Irvine, Langson Library
creatorOf Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927. TLS 1927 January 12 Nice, France to Henry Ford Copley Press, J S Copley Library
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creatorOf Duncan, Elizabeth, 1871-1948. Letter, 1922 Apr 11, Paris, to Isadora Duncan, Moscow. [2] p. on 1 l. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927. Isadora Duncan dance programs and ephemera, 1900-1957. University of California, Irvine, Langson Library
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creatorOf Isasora Duncan papers, 1904-1927 J. Willard Marriott Library, University of UtahManuscripts Division
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creatorOf Duncan, Augustin, 1873-1954. Letter, 1913 Oct 18, Hamburg, Germany, to Isadora Duncan, Viareggio, Italy [3] p. on 1 fold. l. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
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associatedWith Redgrave, Vanessa, 1937- person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Subject
Dancers--United States--History--Sources
Modern dance--History--Sources
Dancers--History--Sources
Performing Arts
Correspondence
Material Types
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Modern dance--Archival resources
Dance--Archival resources
Occupation
Dance teachers
Dancers
Function

Person

Birth 1877-05-27

Death 1927-09-14

Americans

Italian,

English,

German,

French,

Russian,

Dutch; Flemish

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