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Isadora Duncan (1877–1927)

Isadora Duncan was an American dancer and innovative educator known for interdisciplinary and cross-cultural projects, and a hectic marriage to the famous Russian poet Sergei Esenin. She was born Isador 'Dora' Angela Duncan on May 26, 1877, in San Francisco, California. Her father, Joseph Duncan, was a cultured man, a poet and an art connoisseur, ... See full bio »

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 1968 Isadora (book "My Life")
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 1993 Dancing (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Herself (segment "The Individual and Tradition")
 1985 That's Dancing! (Documentary)
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Active on Broadway in the following production: See more »

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3 Biographical Movies | 10 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »


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The artist is the only lover, he alone has the pure vision of beauty, and love is the vision of the soul when it is permitted to gaze upon immortal beauty. See more »


Pictured on one of a set of 4 USA 'forever' commemorative postage stamps featuring Innovative Choreographers, issued 28 July 2012. Others honored in this issue were José Limon, Katherine Dunham, and Bob Fosse. Price on day of issue was 45¢. See more »

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