At this second session of The Delights of Ballet, see an 8 minute excerpt of the film Isadora and Dance in America, running time 57 minutes.
Isadora Duncan was definitely a feminist. It is said of her that at one time she planned to have children by 10 men she admired. One story has her propositioning Albert Einstein with "Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a child with your brain and my body?" He is said to have responded, "Yes dear, but what if it has your brain and my body?" This film clip features Vanessa Redgravein the role of Isadora.
Dance in America features features the 20th anniversary program in the series, hosted by Joanne Woodward. Included are works by the following choreographers in alphabetical order: Alvin Ailey, Frederick Ashton, Georges Balanchine, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Merce Cunningham, Agnes DeMille, Martha Graham, Gregory Hines, Robert Joffrey, Mark Morris, Vaclav Nijinsky, Rudolph Nureyev, Jerome Robbins, Paul Taylor and Anthony Tudor.
Join arts enthusiast Jack Brin for today's film and conversation about music and the arts at Prosser Public Library in the community room. Registration is appreciated.