IN HONOR OF WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH, BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY (BPL) PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE MOTHER OF MODERN DANCE

March 15, 2006

IN HONOR OF WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH, BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY (BPL)
PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE MOTHER OF MODERN DANCE


WHAT:
BPL's Central and Brooklyn Heights libraries celebrate the contributions of Isadora Duncan – a major figure in modern dance and American feminism – in honor of Women's History Month. Brooklynites of all ages are invited to enjoy an afternoon of refreshments, videos about the work of Isadora Duncan, and live dance performed by the Lori Belilove & Company, resident performing troupe of the Isadora Dance Foundation, and the young Duncan Dancers know as the "Belilovables."

FIRST PERFORMANCE
Central Library, 3rd Floor Trustees Room, Grand Army Plaza
718.230.2100
Saturday, March 18, 2006, 11 AM – 1 PM

SECOND PERFORMANCE
Brooklyn Heights Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West at Tillary Street
718.623.7000
Saturday, March 18, 1:30 – 3 PM


BACKGROUND:      
Born in California in 1878, Isadora Duncan was the instigator of the modern dance revolution and created a brand of feminism that was artistic and unbound by convention. She performed and lived for unfettered expression of woman's inner spirit, and to demonstrate that dance belonged to the family of the highest arts. Isadora Duncan founded schools of dance around the globe and changed the way that dance was perceived by people worldwide.

Lori Belilove & Company performs works that highlight the unique qualities of Isadora Duncan’s repertoire. The all-female company is a spirited ensemble of highly trained New York dancers who have received training in the Duncan technique from noted Duncan authorities. The dancers are distinguished by their deeply felt connection to Isadora and to Belilove’s interpretive vision and aesthetic. As a creative team, the ensemble delves into new artistic territory as it explores ways to deliver the essence of Isadora into the 21st century.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Brooklyn Public Library at Central and Brooklyn Heights and The Isadora Duncan Foundation.  

Sponsored by the Friends of the Brooklyn Public Library at Central and Brooklyn Heights and The Isadora Duncan Foundation.  




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