Mission Statement

The Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation (IDDF) was founded in New York City in 1980 to extend the dream, dance, and indomitable spirit of the mother of modern dance, Isadora Duncan. IDDF’s mission is to:

  • Maintain the legacy of American modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan through performances and residencies and archive her works as priceless jewels of American modern dance.
  • Create new choreography through resident performing troupe Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company.
  • Reach future generations of dancers via educational outreach programs, designed for implementation in diverse underserved communities, that develop cultural appreciation, confidence, and encourage self-expression.