Francesca Todesco

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Francesca is of Swiss Italian origin and studied dance in Switzerland, Germany and the U.S. After few years dancing in St. Louis, MO, she moved to New York City in the summer of 1998. In her many years in New York, she has grown to love classical modern dance and was able to perform in repertoire by Isadora Duncan, Jose Limón, Charles Weidman and Anna Sokolow, among others.
She began studying and performing Duncan repertory with Catherine Gallant in 2000, initiating a profound love and interest in her work that would eventually led her to teach it to children and adults. Francesca opened a dance school for children in 2006 (Every Little Movement) with the goal of teaching the basics of modern dance to kids, and developed several Duncan studies on Schubert's short pieces for the children.
In her years in New York, she has studied with many renowned teachers such as Jim May, Gail Corbin, Deborah Carr, Betty Jones, Fritz Ludin, Catherine Gallant, Loretta Thomas, and many more.
She is currently a dancer with Catherine Gallant/DANCE and a member of Dances by Isadora since 2000, exploring the repertoire and legacy of Isadora Duncan, as well as Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble since 2003, dancing and reconstructing repertory of Anna Sokolow.

Meems Images - Central Park Bethesda Fountain - NYC
Dan Dugan 2008
Dan Dugan 2008

Affiliations

Dances by Isadora — dancer (since 2000)

Links

Dances by Isadora

Catherine Gallant/DANCE

Every Little Movement Academy of the Arts

Videos

Collection Title Date
Catherine Gallant and Dances by Isadora YouTube channel Common Shade July 2015
Catherine Gallant and Dances by Isadora YouTube channel Dances by Isadora: Grande Marche 2013
Catherine Gallant and Dances by Isadora YouTube channel Dances by Isadora: Roses from the South 2012
Catherine Gallant and Dances by Isadora YouTube channel Dances by Isadora: Reflets d'Allemagne 2011
Catherine Gallant and Dances by Isadora YouTube channel Dances by Isadora: Grande March 2011
Catherine Gallant and Dances by Isadora YouTube channel Dances by Isadora: Maenod 2009
Catherine Gallant and Dances by Isadora YouTube channel Dances by Isadora: Scherzo 2004
Catherine Gallant and Dances by Isadora YouTube channel Dances by Isadora: Animus 2001