We are delighted to announce the Isadora Duncan School for Creative Movement & Dance, a nature and arts based approach to dance, offering classes in creative movement (known as ImagineDance) and a progressive Isadora Duncan technique curriculum for children and adults. See all the exciting information about our new school of dance at www.duncanschool.com.
Impromptu Dancing at Dupont Circle in Washington DC to Celebrate National Dance Day and the First Day Issue of the USPS Commemorative Stamp of Isadora Duncan.
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Offered through the Montgomery County Parks and Recreation Department, The Isadora Duncan School for Creative Movement & Dance will offer more of our exciting and highly successful Duncan/ImagineDance camps in the Maryland area this summer: Montgomery Village/Gaithersburg, Takoma Park, Olney, and Bethesda,dates to be announced. Check your Montgomery County Summer 2013 Guide to register!
Shared Evening by DancEthos and Word Dance Theater
DancePlace, June 23 (8pm) and June 24 (7pm)
Valerie Durham appeared as a guest artist for Word Dance Theater in Part and Parcel, a shared evening with DancEthos, at DancePlace (click here for a review).. She danced in Isadora Duncan repertory pieces "Angel and Spirit Rising," "Dubynishka," and "Varshavyanka" as well as a Cynthia Word original choreography, "Flocking." Valerie's own choreography, a reconstruction of Isadora's "Marseillaise," was performed by Ingrid Zimmer.
Conceived, directed and choreographed by Valerie Durham
Shared MFA Thesis Concert
March 8-9, 2012 8pm
Dance Theater, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland
Valerie Durham, Artistic Director of the Duncan Dancers, presented her MFA thesis concert at the University of Maryland in March 2012. Valerie's In|And|Of|Through turns to the choreography, technique and philosophy of Isadora Duncan and artworks in the collection of the Freer|Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian to consider the individual's relationship to art.
Movement onstage includes traditional Isadora Duncan repertory, abstracted and restaged, as well as Durham's original choreography, which attempts to marry the principles of the Duncan movement technique with alternative aesthetics as represented in the permanent art collections at the Freer|Sackler Galleries. The concert features original music by composer James Durham, a diverse community of dancers and live art by Adrian Galvin.
A video of dance excerpts from performances by Valerie Durham and The Duncan Dancers and choreographies by Valerie Durham.
Watch the video on YouTube.
Duncan Dance is fundamental for all dancers – those who study ballet or tap, jazz or ethnic. For Duncan Dance improves a dancer's sense of artistry, performance and musicality.
If you want to command the stage when you dance, bring freshness and majesty to any choreography, infuse personal expression in every movement, and electrify the music with your dance, find yourself a Duncan Dance Master and take a class or workshop today!
And along the way you may also discover how Duncan Dance is a riveting, passionate and glorious dance style in and of itself!