Maria Rosario Villasana

at the Place of Fine Arts

Maria del Rosario Villasana has studied with the Major exponents of Isadora Duncan's legacy since 1974. She has studied with members of Isadora 's original school in Moscow and in New York she studied with Maria Theresa, one of the six original pupils trained directly by Isadora, in both group and private sessions. This led to an invitation to dance with the Maria- Theresa -Isadora Duncan Heritage Group during the New York City Winter Season in 1978-79.

Rosario has devoted much of her professional career to teaching in many different settings and it is her desire as an artist to pass on the knowledge gained and to continue the tradition of Isadora Duncan's Dance Art.

Rosario has participated as a co-founder and leading member in a number of companies performing Isadora's repertoire including; Isadora Duncan Heritage Society under the direction of Mignon Garland, a founding member of the Dionysian Duncan Dancers, and Director of the Isadora Duncan Dance Center. She has coached numerous dancers and taught master classes in California, New York , Greece and Moscow. In San Francisco she teaches at the Isadora DuncanDance Center and at private and public schools.

Retracing the source of much inspiration
Connecting with the Duncan Legacy with Russian dancers and Heritage
Maria w/scarf

Affiliations

Heritage Dance Company — Dancer (1978—1979)

Dionysian Duncan Dancers — Co-Founder, Artistic Director, Dancer (1977—1984)

Isadora Duncan Dancers (San Francisco) — Founder/Director

Isadora Duncan Ensemble (San Francisco) — Founder/Director

San Francisco Duncan Dancers — Dancer (1974—1977)

Videos

Collection Title Date
Dionysian Duncan Dancers DDD at Golden Gate Bandshell 1983
Dionysian Duncan Dancers Dionysian Duncan Dancers, Margaret Jenkins Performance Space 1982-01

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The Collection of Christina Fessenden > Programs > Studio Opening Benefit — Dionysian Duncan Dancers — Mar 18, 1978

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The Collection of Christina Fessenden > Programs > Santa Cruz 1979 Performance — Dionysian Duncan Dancers — Dec 09, 1979

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The Collection of Christina Fessenden > Programs > Lone Mountain Theatre — Dionysian Duncan Dancers — Jun 05, 1981

The Collection of Christina Fessenden > Programs > Margaret Jenkins Performance Space — Dionysian Duncan Dancers — Jan 1982

The Collection of Christina Fessenden > Programs > 4th Annual Festival of the Performing Arts — Dionysian Duncan Dancers — Sep 30, 1982

The Collection of Christina Fessenden > Programs > In Honor of Chopin's 175th Birthday — Dionysian Duncan Dancers — Feb 22, 1985

The Collection of Mignon Garland > Programs > S.F. Duncan Dancers, Bi-Centennial Event — 1976

The Collection of Mignon Garland > Programs > S.F. Duncan Dancers Centennial — 1977

The Collection of Christina Fessenden > Articles > Isadora's 100th Birthday Celebration — May 25, 1977

The Collection of Christina Fessenden > Other > Promotion for Jan. 1982 Margaret Jenkins Performance — Dionysian Duncan Dancers — Jan 1982

The Collection of Christina Fessenden > Other > ID International Institute of Classical Dance

The Collection of Christina Fessenden > Other > Descriptions of Class Offerings — Dionysian Duncan Dancers