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Isadora Duncan

Dancer Isadora Duncan

Full Name: Angela Isadora Duncan
Profession: Dancer

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Duncan was an American dancer renowned for her performances in Western Europe and the Soviet Union.

Her style was rooted in classical Greek and folk dances, characterized by its natural movement—as opposed to the rigidity of traditional ballet. This developed over her career into a repertoire of freedom and femininity.

Her influences were unusual at the time; with her crediting, for instance, the sea as a major influence.

Born: May 26, 1877
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: September 14, 1927 (aged 50)
Cause of Death: A car accident after her scarf became entangled in her car's wheel pulling her under the wheel and breaking her neck

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Married Life

  • 1922-05-02 Dancer Isadora Duncan (44) weds Sergei Esenin (26)

Historical Events

  • 1900-03-16 Isadora Duncan giver her first dance performance in Europe, in London

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