Duncan, Isadora


A twentieth-century American dancer who won fame mainly in Europe. Her choreography, improvisational and unfettered, rebelled against traditional ballet and was highly influential in the formation of modern dance.

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notes for Duncan, Isadora

Duncan died tragically when her long scarf became entangled in the wheel of her moving automobile.
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