- March 18, 21, 22, and 24, 2018: Dances of Isadora at The David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, as part of Paul Taylor American Modern Dance (IDDF Benefit: March 24)
- May 26 and 27, 2018: Isadora’s 141st Birthday Celebration at the IDDF Chelsea Loft
- June 22, 23, and 24, 2018: Performances at the Poly Theatre in Shenzhen, CHINA
- July 2-11, 2018: Residency at The Isadora & Raymond Duncan Dance Research Center in Athens, GREECE
- November 2018: Residency and performance at Jornada de Danca da Bahia in Salvador, BRAZIL
Isadora at Lincoln Center
We are thrilled to announce that Artistic Director Lori Belilove has been invited by Paul Taylor to set Dances of Isadora at The David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center! The dates: March 18, 21, 22, and 24, 2018 as part of Paul Taylor American Modern Dance’s ICON Series. The dancer: Sara Mearns, Principal Dancer at New York City Ballet.
Off the heels of Lori and Sara’s collaboration with The Company’s performance at The Joyce Theater in June 2017, Lori has expanded the evening to a 25-minute solo capturing the essence of Duncan’s feisty and romantic nature.
Alastair Macaulay of The New York Times wrote that Ms. Mearns’s “collaboration with Ms. Belilove is the most important occasion to date of a ballet star working directly with the Duncan legacy.”
The Suite of Isadora’s Solos, as staged by Lori Belilove, offers Duncan’s vision of dance, primordial at its root and universal in its expression. Designed as an emotional arc that progresses as a transformation from purity to a dark lament, then back into the light, the 25 min solo will explore Duncan’s classical works ca.1900-1924 (including Narcissus, Butterfly Etude, Death and the Maiden, Flames of the Heart, Les Funerailles, Rose Petals, and music composed by Chopin, Brahms, Lizst) crafted together to create a snapshot portrait of the complex and powerful woman.
**Saturday, March 24 is an IDDF Benefit Evening!**
Ticket Levels: $200 and $150, for select Orchestra seats and the opportunity for a private champagne toast with artists, Lori Belilove, Artistic Director of the Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation, and soloist Sara Mearns, Principal Dancer at New York City Ballet.
Sunday, March 18, 6 PM
ICONS: Set and Reset (Brown) | Dances of Isadora (Duncan) | Esplanade (Taylor)
ICONS performance co-produced by the American Dance Festival
Wednesday, March 21, 7 PM
Dances of Isadora (Duncan) | The Beauty in Gray (Arias) | Piazzolla Caldera (Taylor)
Thursday, March 22, 7 PM
Dances of Isadora (Duncan) | Concertiana (Taylor) | Promethean Fire (Taylor)
**Saturday, March 24, 8 PM**
Dances of Isadora (Duncan) | Banquet of Vultures (Taylor) | Esplanade (Taylor)
For March 24th IDDF Benefit Evening tickets, including select orchestra seating and champagne toast, contact IDDF at 212-691-5040 or email@example.com. General seating for all performance dates can be purchased here.
Repertory Workshops + Discounted Lincoln Center Tickets!
In addition to these 4 performances, there also will be two Repertory Workshops taught by Lori Belilove as part of the Paul Taylor American Modern Dance Icon’s Series. Participants in these workshops have the opportunity to purchase a discounted ticket to Dances of Isadora at Lincoln Center.
Isadora Duncan Repertory Workshop on Friday, March 9th, 10am to noon.
Icons Workshop and Performance Sunday, March 18th, 2:30pm to 4pm and 6pm.
For more information please visit our Workshops page.
The project is commissioned and produced by Paul Taylor American Modern Dance at The David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.
Photo of Lincoln Center by Matthew Bisanz
Isadora’s 141st Birthday Celebration!
In celebration of Isadora Duncan’s 141st Birthday, Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company are bringing back their signature salon events. Don’t miss two unforgettable evenings of dancing, live music and mingling on May 26th & 27th, 2018 at the IDDF Chelsea Loft, 141 W 26th st. btw 6th & 7th ave.
Look back soon for more information!
Photos of Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company by Jason Chuang
Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company will be returning to Shenzhen, China this June!
Performance Dates at Shenzhen Poly Theatre:
May 22nd, 2018 – Full evening performance of Duncan repertory by Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company
May 23rd & 24th, 2018 – Duncan Dance Academy Student Recital with guest performance by Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company
Summer 2017 Season
June 24 at 7pm | Old Westbury Gardens
Midsummer Night, a site-specific program, conceived by Lori Belilove, invites you to experience dance in the magical setting of Old Westbury Gardens. Like the grounds of the estate, Duncan’s vision combined new and old, creating a modernist form of expression while drawing from the classical Greek revival and Italian renaissance. Enjoy a unique backdrop for this wonderful form of dance in these amazing gardens. General Admission: $16.00 at gate; members, $14.00; free for children 17 and under when accompanied by an adult. (Rain date: June 25) Save 20% and purchase tickets ONLINE by June 23 by CLICKING HERE.
July 29 at 6pm | Alice Austen House
Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company will honor their namesake, revolutionary dancer Isadora Duncan and Victorian rebel photographer Alice Austen, both 20th century icons of freedom, in a program of dances choreographed by Isadora Duncan. The outdoor performance will be on the grounds of the Alice Austen House, a location featuring a view that stretches from the Statue of Liberty to lower Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Verrazano Bridge. General Admission: $10 at gate; members $8. Purchase tickets online by clicking here. In case of inclement weather, call 718-816-4506.
August 19 at 3pm | Fort Tryon Park
Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company will be performing at Billings Lawn. This free outdoor performance will unfold the life and art of Isadora Duncan with sensational dancing, delighting audiences of all ages. This will be a rare opportunity for audiences to see original Duncan choreography coached by dancers from Duncan’s original troupes. There will also be a free children sample class post-show. Bring your friends and a blanket and enjoy an afternoon of nature and dance with us! (Rain date: August 20)
August 26 at 7:30pm | Untermyer Estate Park
Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company will be performing as part of the Untermyer Performing Arts Council’s 2017 Untermyer on Broadway WorldFestSummer Series. This free outdoor performance marks the Company’s seventh returning engagement with Untermyer Estate Park. Look like rain? Call 914-375-3435 after 2:00 p.m. on performance day for more information.
The Art of Isadora
Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company
Guest Artist Sara Mearns
Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet
June 19, 2017
The Joyce Theater
$30 – General Admission (best available seating assigned at time of purchase)
$75 – Reserved Seating & Champagne Toast with Artists by calling 212-691-5040