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 children’s 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 Irma’s eyes, Once Wild explores Isadora’s Russian years, her romance with poet Sergei Esenin, and her lasting legacy in this unique collaboration that weaves Duncan’s 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

 

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Post-performance reception on May 3 and discussion with artists on May 4.

 

Director Prof. Derek Goldman says,
 

"It is especially meaningful to be premiering this work at home at Georgetown, as the piece speaks to the connection between individual artistic vision and global politics that is so at the heart of our work here -- and it is also very much about teaching itself, and the process of how artistic work gets passed on and handed down.
 

By introducing us to Irma Duncan, one of Isadora’s disciples and adopted daughters, the piece, a crushingly intimate memory play that appears to be unfolding in the final moments of Irma’s life -- engages fundamental questions about art, memory, and revolution, about the relationship between the inspiration of genius and the reality of struggle and toil, and how personal and artistic legacies are passed on from generation to generation, particularly through the ephemeral art form of performance."




      

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Word Dance Theater photo by Theo Kossenas Photography, Media4Artists.


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