Liszt/Berlioz — Rakoczy March

Choreographed by Isadora Duncan circa 1902, first performed in Budapest, in the spring of 1902, in a scarlet tunic to a Liszt score (Kurth, 2001, p. 90). According to Ilya Ilyich Schneider (Irma Duncan, The Russian Years, p. 20), while in Hungary Isadora heard about the execution by hanging of seven revolutionary generals. She created the dance as a 'revolutionary hymn to the heroes of Hungary'. Afterwards she performed the dance in Moscow with seven of her Russian students, who kept the dance in their repertoire for a long time. Irma's Isadora Duncan Dancers from Moscow performed the march in December 1929 at Carnegie Music Hall, to music by Liszt.

Lori Belilove (2012) recreated the dance for The Isadora Duncan Dance Company to the music of Berlioz, as coached by Julia Levien (from the 2012 program).


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
Excerpts from Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dancers No

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