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Isadora Dances by Rachel Isadora

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
Tags:biography, dancing, gr. k-3

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Isadora Dances by Rachel Isadora



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Isadora Duncan was a significant figure not only in the world of dance but within the arts as well. She grew up feeling as if dance was meant for movement, coming straight from the soul, untouched and free. She was able to take one proper ballet class and came to the realization that she dreamed of a different dance unlike nothing that has been seen before. A style where you were never told what to do, how to pose or what to wear. A way to express the feelings and emotions of humanity. After reading this book I can look back on Isadora’s history and see that at the time she was then creating the amazing and freeing style of dance we have come to know today as contemporary. A style based almost solely on movement with very little technical skill involved. As a dancer myself I found this book extremely interesting because, to this day contemporary is my favorite style to both watch and perform. It is an experience that can only be described as therapeutic and that is exactly what this book describes. Another aspect I found interesting was seeing Isadora’s style of dance being compared to the strict of ballet. Five important facts about Isadora Duncan were that she was the youngest of four children. She began giving dance lesson before the age of ten. She danced her style as a fairy in A Midsummers Night Dream for two years. She did once perform alongside a corps de ballet and realized that the two very different styles did not at all work together. she also started her very own school where students were called “Isadorables”. The book itself appears to be very accurate in their facts and also very graphic and storyline rather than a biography. The organization offers key milestones in the life and story of Isadora Dunan. ( )
  cejones4 | Jan 23, 2017 |
This book tells the story of the author "Isadora Duncan" She was a child when her mother took her to take ballet classes and she thought that dancing on her toes was ridiculous, but soon she saw how much she likes the ballet. The book also recounts the tragic death of her two sons.
Age: 5 to 8
Source: Pierce Library
  Marlene28 | May 15, 2015 |
Isadora is a girl that loves to dance, but her dance is like no other genre. She struggles with getting people to accept her style of dance. Eventually, she begins her own class following the way she dances. Now her style of dance has been incorporated in other styles. I would read this to my students showing that what you love and dream will come true if you work hard for it. ( )
  Y-NhiVu | Nov 27, 2014 |
This a biography about young dancer Isadora Duncan who helped changed the world of dancing during in the mid to late 1800's. This is a very informative book about the dancing culture that is perfect for children. ( )
  hschmill22 | Nov 25, 2014 |
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 |
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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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