Jennifer Buckley interviews dancer, choreographer, and teacher Lori Belilove on Isadora Duncan’s practice and legacy. Belilove argues for Duncan’s modernism, and emphasizes her impact upon Edward Gordon Craig’s developing aesthetic and his career. This edited transcription of their conversation takes its point of departure from Craig’s portfolio of six drawings of Duncan in action, Isadora Duncan: Sechs Bewegungsstudien, Insel Verlag, 1906. Belilove sees both Craig and Duncan as poised between late Victorianism and modernism, and she contends they shared a modernist impulse toward abstraction. Belilove also comments on her own practice as a performer and as a teacher passing on Duncan dances and technique to twenty-first century dancers.
© 2017 Jennifer Buckley and Lori Belilove
Buckley, Jennifer A. and Belilove, Lori
"The Revolutionary: On Isadora Duncan and Edward Gordon Craig,"
Vol. 26, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/mimejournal/vol26/iss1/4