CO-PRODUCED BY WORD DANCE THEATER AND THE DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Once Wild: Isadora in Russia
Directed by Prof. Derek Goldman
Written by Norman Allen
Music directed by Carlos Cesar Rodriguez
Choreography by Cynthia Word
Guest artists Kimberly Schraf and Philip Fletcher
ONE WEEKEND ONLY!
Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 5 at 2 p.m.
Read previews in the Washington Post
and the Georgetowner.
At the invitation of the Bolshevik government, Isadora Duncan and her adopted daughter Irma arrived in Russia in 1921, determined to ignite its childrens minds and bodies through a new school of dance. Immersed in the revolutionary spirit, Duncan created some of her most groundbreaking work, and faced some of her greatest personal challenges. Seen through Irmas eyes, Once Wild explores Isadoras Russian years, her romance with poet Sergei Esenin, and her lasting legacy in this unique collaboration that weaves Duncans own dances with a newly commissioned play, world-premiere choreography, and original score.
DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE
$25 GENERAL/$18 FACULTY, STAFF, ALUMNI, SENIOR/$10 STUDENT
Post-performance reception on May 3 and discussion with artists on May 4.