Headlong through life: the story of Isadora Duncan
"In this book, Ean Woods tells the whole life-story of Isadora Duncan, from her childhood in the raffish frontier town that was early San Francisco to her tragic death." "Loveable, exasperating and wildly talented, she led a headlong, impetuous, romantic life, developing from a dedicated and virginal artist into an enthusiastic champion of free love. She expressed everything she felt and experienced, her whole passion for living, through dance - inventing her own complete style of dance, which she passed on to others. Without her influence, it would have taken longer for dance to become a respected art form in its own right, and modern dance as we know it today would have been a longer time coming." "To Isadora, all arts had the conviction of a religious calling, and it was her fortune for good or ill, to live in a time when painting, music, theatre and literature were all in an exciting state of change, and when western society was entering its biggest ever state of upheaval. She lived through, and was personally involved in, both the Great War and the Russian Revolution, at the same time striving to create her own revolutions in dance and education."--BOOK JACKET.
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