Chopin — Mazurka in D major, Op. 33, No. 2 (Twirling/Theresa Mazurka)

Reconstructed by Hortense Kooluris.

Notes

Hortense Kooluris

Reference: Nahumck, Nadia Chilkovsky. Isadora Duncan: The Dances. Washington DC: The National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1994.

Capricious, flirtatious, delicious.

Valerie Durham

The dance uses a strong diagonal floor pattern, with upright, light skips and flashing, circling and pressing arms ending in a twirl that rounds back to the upstage corner in a variety of flirtatious gestures, lifts and reaches. Other moments stomp and twist, dig and pull back, spin and suspend, hiding and revealing. The strong skips on the diagonal return, more vigorously and then more gently, to finish in a final flurry of stomps, twirls, runs and a lunging reach.

Videos

Title Date Dancers Full Dance? Notes
Dances by Isadora: Animus 2001 Natalia Brillante, Francesca Todesco Yes
DFI Cunningham 1980 Judith Ann Landon Yes

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