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the dance of the future i see america dancing and richard wagner by isadora duncan

What is Dance?

“The Dance of the Future, I see America Dancing, and Richard Wagner” by: Isadora Duncan

Presentation by: Andrew Giles and Francesca San Roman and Edited By: Laura Pratt and Dr. Kay Picart

the dance of the future
The Dance of the Future
  • “So you see that to convince people, I am of little value and ought not to speak. But I am brought from the seclusion of my study, trembling and stammering before a public and told to lecture on the dance of the future.” (262)

www.seminaire-sherbrooke.qc.ca/.../ D/duncan.htm

sources of dance
Sources of dance
  • What si the real source of dance?
  • “We do not stand on the beach and inquire if the ocean what was its movement in the past and what will be its movement in the future” (262)
  • -If animals are put under false restrictions, they lose the ability to move in harmony with nature; same with civilized man…
is ballet a true expression
Is ballet a true expression?
  • -Ballet goes against the will of the individual, the movements are unnatural.

www.mnstate.edu/.../ kandinskyannotations4.htm

duncan s hopes for dance instruction
Duncan’s hopes for dance instruction
  • What did Duncan want to teach about movement?

www.lpm.com.br/ lpm-po5.htm

ballet vs new dance
Ballet VS New Dance
  • Dancing school of the future is to show the ‘ideal form of woman’. (264)
  • Question of ballet vs. new dance was one whose ramifications went beyond dance. . .
discussion question
Discussion question
  • Is Dance a natural expression of the soul through the body, or a disciplined practice meant to be aesthetically pleasing to the audience?

www.cariboo.bc.ca/.../ Digests03Nov3/Heather

i see america dancing
I See America Dancing
  • Inspired by Walt Whitman to see a new American expression.
  • “ . . . I, too, had a Vision: the Vision of America dancing a dance that would be the worthy expression of the song Walt heard when he heard America singing.” (265)
jazz the great american music
Jazz-- the great American music?

-What did Duncan believe about Jazz and dance?

www.sc.edu/.../collection/ dustjackets/jazz.html

discussion question10
Discussion question
  • This was written in 1927. Do you believe the music she speaks of has been invented yet? Will ever be invented?

www.librairie-chatrian.com/ varietes-et-style-...

discussion question11
Discussion question
  • In Duncan’s eyes, could Wagner have created the new American expression, since she believed his work- transcended boundaries?
works cited
Works Cited
  •  Ed. Marshall Cohen, and Roger Copeland. What is Dance? New York: Oxford UP, 1983.
  • www.seminaire-sherbrooke.qc.ca/.../ D/duncan.htm
  • www.mnstate.edu/.../ kandinskyannotations4.htm
  • www.lpm.com.br/ lpm-po5.htm
  • www.cariboo.bc.ca/.../ Digests03Nov3/Heather
  • www.sc.edu/.../collection/ dustjackets/jazz.html
  • www.librairie-chatrian.com/ varietes-et-style-...
  • hem.passagen.se/.../ romantic/richard_wagner.htm