Gluck — Iphigenie en Tauride, Choeur des Pretresses (Priestess)
- Suite: Iphigenie
Gluck — Iphigenie en Tauride, Choeur des Pretresses
Act II, No. 18
- Original choreography by: Isadora Duncan (c. 1903)
Reconstructed by Julia Levien.
Iphigenia and the Chorus of Priestess’ reluctantly prepare for the sacrifice of two Greek intruders on Tauride – land of supposed Barbarians - where Iphigenia has been head Priestess for the 20 years since she was whisked away from being sacrificed at Aulide. A dance of weight and slowness with each movement depicting the memory of loss, of hope, of obedience, of resistance to imposed duty.
Nadia Chilkovsky Nahumck
Reference: Nahumck, Nadia Chilkovsky. Isadora Duncan: The Dances. Washington DC: The National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1994.
A brooding Iphigenia—exiled to live among the Taurians as a priestess to Artemis—performs a ritual approach to the Altar of the Dead, dreading the impending death of her brother. In the version of the story dramatized by Euripides, after being rescued from sacrifice herself by Artemis, Iphigenia becomes a member of an ancient cult which practiced male sacrifice.
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|Hortense Kooluris Memorial||2007-10-01||Adrienne Ramm||Yes|
|Isadora Duncan Dance Group: Priestess||2003||Barbara Kane, Annette Mouret, Francoise Rageau, Annette Spector, Christine Grant||Yes||Staging by Barbara Kane|
|Isadora Duncan's 110th Birthday Celebration||1987||Adrienne Ramm||Yes|