Când Isadora dansa

Last Thursday we were with Claudia and Juan in theater on the play tilted: “Când Isadora dansa”. It was a guest appearance of the Odeon Theater from Bucharest. The main character, Isadora Duncan, was a famous American dancer from the beginning of XX century. She revolutionized ballet. As a first dancer in the history she took off ballet shoes and stared to dance in white Grecian tunic and bare feet. This more comfortable style correspond with her dance philosophy. She hated classic rules of dance. Instead of that she wanted to base dance on natural movement and emotion. She used to tell:  “I spent long days and nights in the studio seeking that dance which might be the divine expression of the human spirit through the medium of the body’s movement”. (more info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isadora_Duncan)

The play based on the last 4 years of Isadora’s life –  fight with poverty, searching for the way of getting out of it. I admit taht at the beginning I was a little bit disappointed cuz I had expected more dance in the play about dancer. But with time I started to enjoy. It was funny to built a plot from the singles words in different languages. Isadora lived in international environment. Her husband was a Russian poet Sergei Yesenin, her housemaid was a French, her best friend was a Greek and she was trying to make interest with “very important Italian guy”. Actors mixed all this languages with Romanian so from the scene it heard like a languages puzzles.

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