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Isadora Dances (edition 1998)

by Rachel Isadora

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Title:Isadora Dances
Authors:Rachel Isadora
Info:Viking Juvenile (1998), Edition: 1St Edition, Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:biography, dancing, gr. k-3

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Isadora Dances (Picture Puffins) by Rachel Isadora

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I have never heard of Isadora Duncan prior to reading this book. This was a very interesting story of a young girl who dreamed of dancing in a way no one had ever seen. Though some thought it to be strange, Isadora continued pursuing her dream of sharing her dance. With persistence and creativity, she brought a new form of dance to the world. ( )
  AleciaDesselle | Mar 17, 2014 |
This a biography about young dancer Isadora Duncan who helped changed the world of dancing during in the mid to late 1800's. I think this is a good book to share if you want to inrtoduce children to American culture.
  Tryante | Nov 24, 2012 |
This is the story of Isadora Duncan who invented her own form of dance, now known as contemporary, because ballet was too rigid for her free spirit. She created her own school free of charge where her dancing came to life and then she lost her two children and quit dance. Finally, she went back to dance where she found solace in it as she had before. ( )
  smdorr | Nov 4, 2012 |
Isadora Duncan, the mother of contemporary dance, was way ahead of her time. Isadora started her own style of dance, which we will come to know as contemporary, in the late eighteen hundreds. She enjoyed dance that came straight from the soul. She liked dance that was unregulated and moves that represented the free nature of the human being. She was soon inspired to start her own school for little girls wanting to learn the free flowing type of movement; they were called the “Isadorables”. She was well known throughout the world for her distinct style and was always asked to perform recitals. The illustrations provided by Rachel Isadora give readers a detailed picture of the life Isadora led. The illustrations show the popular dress of the time as well as the less popular outfit that Isadora donned while performing.

Details: This book was written to interest children in grades K-3 and is on a 4.1 reading level. ( )
  vwhitt | Sep 20, 2012 |
Isadora Duncan was a famous dancer who did not confine to what was known as traditional dancing. Instead, she danced and taught what she considered to be dancing. Many people liked her different style of dance, although others thought it was a disgrace. Isadora Duncan changed the view of the world of dance. This is a great story for students who are interested in dancing. This book inspires people to be who they are. ( )
  bsalomon | Oct 23, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140566708, Mass Market Paperback)

A breathtakingly illustrated biography of the first modern dancer. When Isadora Duncan was a young child, her mother brought her for ballet lessons. Isadora thought standing on her toes was ugly. I dreamed of a different dance she said. Soon Isadora

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A brief biography of the woman whose unique style of dance was not readily accepted by audiences at the turn of the twentieth century.

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