Schubert — Waltz in F major, D. 365, No. 34 (Petal Waltz / Tanagra Waltz / Reflection / Unfolding Petal)
- Suite: Dances for Children
Schubert — Waltz in F major, D. 365, No. 34
- Original choreography by: Isadora Duncan
- Other titles: Reflection, Tanagra Waltz, Unfolding Petal
Reconstructed by Hortense Kooluris.
This is a lovely lyrical waltz that focuses very much on gestural qualities throughout the dance. The beginning waltz movements feature a turn into a waltz with the arms opening up slowly, as if the arms are stuck together with strands of taffy. Following this series of movements, the choreographies speeds up with quick small jump turns towards the back of the stage that end in a series of hops forward with arms movements starting out gesturing to the heavens, and getting smaller to focus on the realm of the personal and intimate.
Taught by Mary Sano, Ann Cogley, and Christina Fessenden.
Nadia Chilkovsky Nahumck
Reference: Nahumck, Nadia Chilkovsky. Isadora Duncan: The Dances. Washington DC: The National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1994.
There is a mere suggestion in these movements of Duncan's many references to "unfoldings." This study may symbolize "a love movement from the unfolding of which like the petals of a flower the dancer would stream as a perfume" (Duncan, My Life, p. 77).
The Tanagra figure which this dance introduces, should be executed with great precision. The first part is very contained. The second part is more open.
|Dance Visions NY Youth Company: Children's Repertory||2012||Yes||Staged by Beth Jucovy|
|Isadora and the American Jewish Intelligentsia||2000||Courtney Ramm||Yes|
|Duncan Dance Continuum||1995||Yes|
|Lori performs Petal Waltz||Lori Belilove||Yes|