Isadora Duncan: The Dances
Nahumck, Nadia Chilkovsky et al.
Price: 265.50 USD
Washington, D.C: The National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1994. Black cloth boards, silver titling; black & color illus. dust jacket, 532 pp. Numerous bw photo reproductions, and dance notation charts throughout; weighs 6.5 lbs. From the intro: The first volume of Duncan's published choreographies. Dance scores written in the notational system invented by Rudolf Laban, attesting to a dance technique of singular elegance and simplicity applied by Duncan with great choreographic skill to encompass all the complexities of basic human expression. After several chapters of background, the dance scores begin: exercises, children's dances, dance impressions of Russia, and dances to music by Bach, Brahms, Chopin, Corelli, Gluck, Schubert, Scriabin, Strauss, and Tchaikovsky. "Over 300 dances and dance exercises by Isadora Duncan and her proteges recorded in Labanotation." (dj). VG (Slight wear to edges of dj and binding; page edges are beginning to tan lightly; SIGNED BY AUTHOR on tp.).