Dance Pilgrim Dance
Lenin himself applauded Duncan when she performed in Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the October Revolution. After she returned to the USA, the Soviets sent her a telegram: ‘‘The Russian government can alone understand you. Come to us; we will make you a school.”
Isadora Duncan revolutionized the form of dance at the beginning of the 20thcentury and then went to Moscow to use her dancing body to campaign for the revolutionary ideas. “The Revolutionary” was the choreography made around 1923 that must have ruined Duncan’s reputation back at home. The piece investigates the underexplored histories of modern dance and choreography particularly as they relate to reclaiming spectrum of the socialist and the communist legacy.
Choreographic remix of three dances of Isadora Duncan from 1920's is divided into three parts, each of which is a study mobilizing different techniques of sculpting the body and image through dance.
Concept and choreography: Kasia Wolińska ( with excerpts of original choreographies of Isadora Duncan) Visuals/ Video-Sculpture: Ashiq Khondker Artistic mentor: Guy Cools Lights: Lukasz Kedzierski Music: Remix by Kasia Wolinska and Ashiq Khondker Production: Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk in the frame of Solo Project Plus 2017