Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year!

I wish  you all happiness,good celebration of this event,miracles and,of course, to create.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Isadora Duncan Successor Named. Berkeley Daily Gazette, July 31, 1930.

Talking about evil ways, they must be meant mostly  about "Isadorables". As it is known, Lisa perfomed at music-halls and night clubs, Maria-Theresa was a soloist dancer, Irma  together with Anna  had their own students.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Isadora Duncan's autographed photo,1911.

photo by E.Biber

Saturday, 8 November 2014

The first edition of essay "The Dance of the Future",1903.

The first rare edition of "The Dance of the Future", 1903. Published in Leipzig: Eugen Diederichs
More about this rare edition selling:

In 1903 Isadora Duncan have read a lecture about the dance in Berlin Press Club.Although, Isadora In her autobiography, if indeed it is this event ,wrote that that was in her apartament at Bristol hotel.
Her speach was later published in brochure with the title "The Dance of the Future". She also noted that her book was in every German bookstores, just as the portrait of  Heinrich Thode, who was
a German art historian, Isadora's friend and passion.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Ellen Terry with her children Edward Gordon and Edith Craig

Gordon Craig and his sister Edith was Ellen Terry's children from her relationship with Edward Godwin. It is not for sure known when they adopted the surname Craig. In one source said that they chose it when they grew up and before that they had their father's last name. In the other source mentioned that in 1887 Ellen changed her children's last name to Craig, wich was chosen because of a trip to Scotland where she was  struck by rock with a name Ailsa Craig.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Isadora Duncan and Paris Singer,1914.

photo by Arnold Genthe
                                                                                Smithsonian Institution

Saturday, 1 November 2014

The pupils of Isadora Duncan's Moscow school during their tour.

During 1928-1930 the 11th of most talented students from Isadora's Moscow school with Irma was touring abroad. This tour was arranged by Soul Hurok by Isadora's last request.The series of American concerts had good reviews. Except dances, the girls also was singing while dancing. But after the tour, Irma refused to take the them back home. Instead, she proposed  to stay with her and promised them a splendid career. The students declined the proposition and decided to return to Russia.Having no money to buy tickets, they started  to perform in universities. Lily Dikovskaya,the one of these pupils, in her book "In Isadora's steps" explaining this situation, wrote that Irma stole their honorars from tour and expacted that her students would return to her on any terms.
That's why they had to collect money by dancing to students.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Isadora Duncan's American tour with Augustin Daly's theatre company. The Sun Francisco Call, Sunday, May 10,1986.

      Ada Rehan's was an american actress of  the late 19th century. Her popularity grew from performances of Shakespeare and adaptations of European comedies.She joined Daly's company in 1879, in a short time became a leading lady and worked with Daly until his death.