Isadora Now


A remarkable evening of performance paying tribute to the American dancer Isadora Duncan, a timeless feminist icon who made work that enabled women to express themselves physically on their own terms.
Isadora Now at Barbican Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Barbican Theatre
Started: Friday 21 February 2020
Closes: Saturday 29 February 2020
Running time:1 hr 10 mins
Age suitability: 8+

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Synopsis


A remarkable evening of performance paying tribute to the American dancer Isadora Duncan, a timeless feminist icon who made work that enabled women to express themselves physically on their own terms.


To open, the rarely seen Dance of the Furies created by Duncan in 1905 to exemplify daring, courage and ambition, qualities that were widely disapproved of in female dancers at the time.


Next the challenging Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan by Frederick Ashton, performed here by the legendary ballerina Viviana Durante in her first solo appearance for a decade.


And to close, a new and fearless group piece by choreographer Joy Alpuerto Ritter set to specially composed live music by Lih Qun Wong.


With an all-female ensemble, Durante's show celebrates one of Duncan's biggest legacies - a freedom of movement and spirit that has inspired artists and thinkers everywhere - while introducing original dance profoundly influenced by that same revolution today.


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Dates


Previews from:Friday 21 February 2020

Closes:Saturday 29 February 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm

Friday ‑ 7‑45pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£16 - £50

Concessions:

Under 16

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Cast


Begoña Cao - Dancer

Viviana Durante - Dancer

Nikita Goile - Dancer

Sharia Johnson - Dancer

Charmene Pang - Dancer

Serena Zaccagnini - Dancer

Anna Geniushene - Musician

Lih Qun Won - Musician


Creatives


Composer: Lih Qun Wong
Designer: Marie Cantenys Studio
Choreography: Isadora Duncan, Frederick Ashton, Joy Alpuerto Ritter
Lighting: Fabiana Piccioli
Production: Viviana Durante Company

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