Tchaikovsky — Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique", III. Allegro molto vivace


Nadia Chilkovsky Nahumck

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

Another memorable opening theme contrasts with the gentleness of the Second Movement. Darkening shadows and heroic sacrifice are suggested. The solo figure may be an Amazonian queen summoning her warrior maidens. Since classical allusions persisted in the arts throughout the early 20th century, it would not have been surprising for Duncan to depict in this pyrrhic dance a heroic past followed by a dismal present, particularly since the work was choreographed during World War I.


Title Date Dancers Full Dance? Notes
Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company 2013-2014 Season Highlights 2014 No
Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company Performance Highlights 2013 2013 No
Duncan Dance Continuum 1995 Adrienne Ramm Yes
Julia Levien's staging of Tchaikovsky's Pathetique Lori Belilove, Jeanne Bresciani, Beth Jucovy, Judith Ann Landon, Julia Levien, Adrienne Ramm, Iris Park Yes Staging by Julia Levien

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The Collection of Janaea Rose Lyn (McAlee) > Programs > Isadora Duncan — Nov 21, 1916

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