Isadorables - Dec 28, 1919

From The San Francisco Museum of Performance and Design

Sunday, 28 December 1919

These programs are from the Isadorables’ performances in Isadora’s birthplace, San Francisco, in November and December, 1919. Irma wrote (Duncan Dancer, p. 174), “we tried to dance our very best at our first matinee at the Columbia Theatre to make her fellow Californians proud of us.” Isadora’s mother was in the audience and accepted their invitation to spend two weeks of Christmas with them at the St. Francis Hotel. A San Francisco reviewer, Redford Mason, wrote “Not to see them is a misfortune; carelessly to miss them would be a crime.” In the photo on the front right page are (left to right) Irma, Margo, Maria-Theresa, Anna, Erica and Lisa, in a pose from Knucklebones (photo by Apeda, ~1917, Paris).

Related Dances

Chopin - Prelude in A minor, Op. 28, No. 2

Chopin - Prelude in A major, Op. 28, No. 7

Chopin - Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 35, III. Marche funebre ("Funeral March")

Chopin - Nocturne in E flat major, Op. 9, No. 2 (Angel and Spirit Rising / Nocturne)

Chopin - Mazurka in B flat major, Op. 17, No. 1 (Sister Mazurka or Boy/Girl Mazurka)

Chopin - Etude in G flat major, Op. 25, No. 9 "Butterfly"

Chopin - Mazurka in C major, Op. 33, No. 3 (Line Mazurka/Peasant Mazurka)

Chopin - Mazurka in B minor, Op. 33, No. 4 (Death and the Maiden)

Chopin - Waltz in A flat major, Op. 34, No. 1 "Valse brillante"

Chopin - Polonaise in A major, Op. 40, No. 1 "Military Polonaise"

Chopin - Waltz in D flat major, Op. 64, No. 1 "Minute Waltz"

Chopin - Waltz in G flat major, Op. 70, No. 1 (Ballspiel)

Chopin - Waltz in D flat major, Op. 70, No. 3 (Twirling / Tanagra /Trio Waltz /Maiden Waltz)

Gluck - Orfeo ed Eurydice, Act III, no. 29, Dance of the Blessed Spirits

Gluck - Iphigenie en Aulide, Overture

Gluck - Iphigenie en Aulide, Air Gai-Lento (A greeting to Iphigenia in Aulis)

Gluck - Iphigenie en Aulide, Moderato-Allegro (The maidens of Chalkis play at ball and knucklebones)

Gluck - Iphigenie en Aulide, Allegretto-Menuetto-Andante-Passe Pied-Air Gai (The Maidens see the Gre...

Gluck - Iphigenie en Aulide, Passacaglia-Gavotte (Harvest Dance / Skirt Dance)

Gluck - Iphigenie en Tauride, Danses des Scythes

Gluck - Iphigenie en Aulide, Sicilienne-Bacchanale

Schubert - Waltz, D. 145, No. 3, and Original Dance, D. 365, No. 6 (Twirling)

Schubert - Waltz, D. 365, No. 33 (Three Graces)

Schubert - Waltz in F major, D. 365, No. 34 (Petal Waltz / Tanagra Waltz / Reflection / Unfolding Pe...

Schubert - Ecossaise, D. 734, No. 1

Schubert - Waltz in A major, D. 779, No. 13 (Butterfly or Boy-Girl Waltz)

Schubert - Waltz in A flat major, D. 779, No. 18 (Around the Linden Tree)

Schubert - Waltz in A flat major, D. 779, No. 34 (Under the Scarf)

Schubert - German Dance, D. 783, No. 3 (Gallop)

Schubert - German Dance, D. 783, No. 7 (Lullaby)

Schubert - German Dance, D. 783, No. 10 (Classical Duet)

Schubert - Waltz, D. 924, No. 10 (Ballspiel)

Schubert - Waltz, D. 924, No. 12 (Water Study)

Schubert - Marche Militaire, D. 733, No. 1

Strauss - Rosen aus dem Süden ("Roses from the South"), Op. 388

Related Dancers

Anna Duncan

Erika Duncan

Irma Duncan

Lisa Duncan

Margot Duncan

Maria-Theresa Duncan

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