Full Name: Angela Isadora Duncan
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.
- 1922-05-02 Dancer Isadora Duncan (44) weds Sergei Esenin (26)
- 1900-03-16 Isadora Duncan giver her first dance performance in Europe, in London
- ISADORA DUNCAN, DRAGGED BY SCARF FROM AUTO, KILLED; Dancer Is Thrown to Road While Riding at Nice and Her Neck Is Broken. - NY Times