Chopin — Mazurka in A minor, Op. 68, No. 2 (Orientale)
Chopin — Mazurka in A minor, Op. 68, No. 2
- Original choreography by: Isadora Duncan (c. 1904)
- Categories: lyrical dances
Reconstructed by Hortense Kooluris. A dance that embraces the Western fascination with "orientalism" and particularly highlights Isadora's concept of a "gypsy" dance aesthetic. In doing so, it is possible she was attempting to access a more powerful and self-possessed presentation of the sensual feminine onstage.
Nadia Chilkovsky Nahumck
Reference: Nahumck, Nadia Chilkovsky. Isadora Duncan: The Dances. Washington DC: The National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1994.
There is some suggestion of a traditional mazurka step pattern in this dance, which is also rich in emotional nuance and choreographic detail. during the second theme, the dancer suddenly draws out a wispy silk scarf, which had been concealed under one shoulder strap, and waves it flippantly. At the end of the dance, the little scarf is capriciously tossed over one shoulder.
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