Chopin — Nocturne in E flat major, Op. 9, No. 2 (Angel and Spirit Rising)
Chopin — Nocturne in E flat major, Op. 9, No. 2
- Original choreography by: Isadora Duncan (c. 1915)
- Categories: dramatic dances
There are two versions of this dance: one reconstructed by Julia Levien, and one reconstructed by Hortense Kooluris and Maria-Theresa Duncan.
A singular dance of hope, redemption and even resurrection. As a duet, this dance is perhaps at its most beautiful. A figure reclines on the floor, defeated. An angel enters up stage left, pointing to the heavens, barely touching the earth. The angel descends to the earth, alighting behind the poor soul, in fervent attempts to awake it, to revive its broken spirit, to bring it home. The reclining figure awakes but falters. It rises again, assisted by the angel in a beautiful connected diagonal gesture toward the celestial climbs. The fallen figure stumbles to its feet, grows in consciousness, and in a final spiraling circle with the angel, is called home and follows the angel there.
|Common Shade||July 2015||Catherine Gallant, Francesca Todesco||Yes|
|Hortense Kooluris Memorial Tribute||2007-08-01||No|
|Isadora Duncan's 110th Birthday Celebration||1987||Hortense Kooluris, Julia Levien||Yes|
|Angel and Spirit Rising excerpt||Jeanne Bresciani||No||Excerpt|