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Isadora Duncan's 135th Birthday Bash
Judson Memorial Church
New York, NY
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Isadora Duncan's 135th Birthday Bash
Tuesday, May 22
6:00 p.m. Cocktail reception
6:30 p.m. Pre-show lecture by distinguished dance historians with screening of rare video
7:15 p.m. Performance
8:30 p.m. After-party birthday cake and bubbly
$70 in advance (2 for $100)/$75 at the door

May 24, 25, and 26
6:00 p.m. Pre-show lecture by distinguished dance historians with screening of rare video
7:00 p.m. Performance
8:30 p.m. After-party cupcakes and bubbly
$30 in advance/$35 at the door
$20 for students and seniors in advance/$25 at the door

Matinee Performances
May 25, 11:00 a.m.
May 26, 3:00 p.m.
$20 in advance/$25 at the door
$10 for children 12 and under in advance/$15 at the door

Six performances of The Art of Isadora will offer a retrospective on the life and art of Isadora Duncan, including signature solos and group works performed by the Company with live piano accompaniment by Matthew Martin Ward. The celebration begins with a gala opening on May 22 and continues with matinee and evening performances May 24, 25, and 26. Every evening performance will be preceded by pre-show lectures by distinguished dance historians and screenings of rare archival footage, and will be followed by a champagne toast to Isadora.

Distinguished dance historians and celebrities including Anna Kisselgoff, Gemze de Lappe, Jeremiah Newton, Alice Bloch, Michael Vernon, Sabin Howard, Lynn Garafola, Samuel Dorf, Kimerer LaMothe, Cherlyn Smith, Traci L. Slatton, Dana Ivey, Ling Tang, Janaea Rose Lyn, and Chet Walker will offer pre-show lectures in the main hall followed by rare archival footage of Isadora Duncan and dancers from her American, German, French, and Russian schools. The Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation has petitioned Mayor Bloomberg to proclaim May 20-26, 2012 Isadora Duncan Week. The 135th Birthday Bash coincides with the United States Postal Service's issuance of a commemorative stamp honoring Isadora Duncan.

Company Dancers: Lori Belilove, Beth Disharoon, Faith Kimberling, Danielle Kwozko, Suzanne Gerdes, Mary Staub, Kim D'Agnese, Emily D'Angelo, Allison Kimmel, and Morgana Rose, joined by the junior performing troupe, The Beliloveables.

Artistic Director: Lori Belilove
Associate Artistic Director: Cherlyn Smith
Pianist: Matthew Martin Ward
Lighting: Simon Cleveland

Morning and afternoon master classes, lectures, and panel discussions will be offered by Company dancers, distinguished guest teachers, and published Duncan scholars, including Associate Artistic Director Cherlyn Smith, Janaea Lyn McAlee, Alice Bloch, Gemze de Lappe, Morgana Rose, and Faith Kimberling, with live piano accompaniment for the master classes by Vladimir Shinov and Erika Podoprigora. Tickets available here:

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To request detailed information please write to info@isadoraduncan.org or call 212-691-5040.


Judson Memorial Church (View)
55 Washington Square South at Thompson Street
New York, NY 10012
United States


Arts > Dance
Arts > Performance
Music > Classical
Other > Family-Friendly

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


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