Beyond Isadora
10%
off

Beyond Isadora : Bay Area Dancing, the Early Years: 1915-1965

By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

Beyond Isadora: Bay Area Dancing The Early Years, 1915-965 documents the fascinating and little-known history of early 20th century dance in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is a history of performers, choreographers and teachers, pioneers of today's dance community. It is also women's history, since the prime movers were almost all women.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 105 pages
  • 213.36 x 274.32 x 10.16mm | 476.27g
  • Regent Press
  • Berkeley, CA, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1587901617
  • 9781587901614

Flap copy

Beyond Isadora: Bay Area Dancing The Early Years, 1915-1965 documents the fascinating and little-known history of early 20th century dance in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is a history of performers, choreographers and teachers, pioneers of today's dance community. It is also women's history, since the prime movers were almost all women. This history, offered here as short biographical and chronological sketches, seeks to detail the regional development of ballet and of modern, ethnic and folk dance, from the era of Isadora Duncan, San Francisco's dance legend, who is regarded as the pioneer revolutionary and the mother of modern dance, to the mid 1960s. After Isadora, decades of dancers, dance groups and organizations carried on and refined a new American dance. A symposium with Bay Area dance leaders and a performance of 'reconstructed works' was held in 2002 to provide groundwork information. Rare public and private archival collections supplied program data and illustrative visual material. Some noted dancers here include Isadora Duncan, Loie Fuller, Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, the Boyntons and Quitzows of Berkeley, Anita Peters Wright and the California Dancing Girls, Peters Wright Creative Dance, the San Francisco Dance Council and League, the Oakland Dance Association, the San Francisco Ballet, the Oakland Ballet, the Halprin-Lathrop Company, the Shawl-Anderson Dance Center and others as important but less well-known. There is a section on dance in schools and colleges and tributes to leaders of ethnic and folk dance.show more

Review quote

No one has observed the history of Bay Area dance with greater commitment and over a greater period of time than Joanna harris. So this very personal perspective is a much welcome addition to our understanding of the artists on whose shoulders today's dancers stand. -- Rita Felciano "Bay Area Dance Critic"show more