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New York

Ballet des Amériques
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Carole Alexis and her surging professional dance company Ballet des Amériques, founded in 2011, have garnered continuous press and television coverage, and both have received numerous awards, including official government proclamations honoring Ballet des Amériques as the “Best Ballet Company” and “Westchester’s Premier Dance Company.”

After the successful completion of nearly 100 public performances — including performances at their theater of residence, the historic Tarrytown Music Hall, the United Nations Headquarters, Florence Gould Hall, Festival de Fort-de-France in Martinique, and sold-out performances at the Emelin Theatre in New York — Carole Alexis and Ballet des Amériques are under contract to tour internationally in 2020.




Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company 
Celebrate Isadora 
Salon Performances March 28, 29 & 31, 2019
"...dancing that lives on the edge" Gia Kourlas, The New York Times 
Thursday & Friday Evening
March 28 & 29, 2019
Doors open 7:00, performance begins 7:30
Sunday Matinee 
March 31, 2019
Doors open 2:30, performance begins 3:00
Single tickets $30 | 2 tickets $50
Lori Belilove, performing, will be joined by her Company 
Nikki Poulos, Emily D'Angelo, Faith Kimberling, 
Hayley Rose, Caroline Yamada, Becky Allen
and pianist Cameron Grant, for a program of signature Isadora Duncan dances to Chopin, Brahms, Schubert, and Scriabin.  
Elegant wine & cheese reception follows each performance.
 Join us for a Salon experience at the
 Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation Studios
  141 West 26th Street, Chelsea 
Buy your tickets HERE!
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We are presenting a selection of reeling → healing, which was called out by TimeOut New York, Dance Informa, and New York Times, who listed it as a top 6 performance to see the week of its recent 2018 premiere! It was very well-received during our Fall Season at Triskelion Arts as well. Click here to watch an under one minute trailer!

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New York

Educational Dance in NYC
DPB Ministry
November 10th 2018. At 9:30am to 12:30pm
4 West 43rd ST NYC, 10036

August 14th through 18th, 2018
Tempio di danza, High Falls, NY

5 -Day Certificate Program I in Isadora Duncan Studies: The Training:  

*Registration is open to general students and those enrolled in the Certificate Program I: The Training. Join us for five days of intensive workshops in the Technique and Choreography of Isadora Duncan! Movement seminars take place at Tempio di danza’s beautiful, air-conditioned, sprung, wooden surfaced studio. Daytime and evening seminars will also be held poolside, in the water, and at outdoor locations. The study of Isadora Duncan’s dance and pedagogy culminate in a festive performance for the public on Sunday, August 19th, 2pm, at the Actors Fund Home in Englewood, N.J. 

Studies in the Technique of Isadora Duncan Include:

Schedule: We will convene on Tuesday afternoon, August 14th at 4PM at the Tempio. The rest of the flow of days shall run 10AM to 1PM and 4PM to 7PM Wednesday through Saturday.

Tuition: $500
**Optional housing and group dinner available at additional cost 


Please return the attached registration form and waiver to the IDII via mail or email. Deposit of 100$ or full payment necessary upon registration. Tuition payable by check to the Isadora Duncan International Institute, Inc or via PayPal. 

IDII Registration

IDII Waiver

IDII Directions

Items to Include

View the wide range of Lodging options near the Tempio di Danza (High Falls Vicinity)
Room sharing options can be arranged by contacting the Isadora Duncan International Institute. | | 212-753-0846
Mailing Address:
Isadora Duncan International Institute, Inc. 
150 E 61st St. Suite 11C, New York, NY 10065

Inaugural Performance of Dance at the
'Pearl of the Hudson', Mills Mansion
July, 14th 2018, 7pm

See what the Poughkeepsie Journal has to say about our performance this weekend!

"The Gilded Age will be celebrated this weekend through the legacy of a dance pioneer paired with an artful historic estate against the backdrop of the bucolic Hudson River. “Isadora Duncan & The Age of Abundance” will take to the grounds of the beaux arts Mills Mansion at the Staatsburgh State Historic Site on Saturday. The inaugural concert of dance will feature Jeanne Bresciani & The Isadora Duncan International Institute Dancers in a benefit concert for the historic site. Presented by the Friends of Mills Mansion, which is marking its 30th year, the event will also recognize the mansion’s 80th anniversary, when Gladys Mills Phipps inherited the property of her parents Ruth and Ogden Mills in 1938 and donated the house and 192 acres of the estate to New York state as a memorial to her parents...“That gorgeous site at the river has a natural life force and a cultural life force,” said Bresciani, artistic director of the company, “and she (Duncan) was a bridge in the 19th century for the wedding of nature and culture. Others could only wish for it. She embodied it.”
Click here to read the whole article!

5:30 Gilded Reception with Jeanne Bresciani in discussion & performance: $45

7:00 Lawn Performance only: $10

Bring a blanket or chair.
Rain date: July 15.

Tickets available for purchase at the door
and via this link. Emails will be sent in case of rain:
or (845) 889-8851 ext 346

See the full flier here!
Tickets Here!

Upcoming July Workshop!
Flora in Languida
2-Day Myth, Movement & Metaphor Workshop
July 28th & 29th
Tempio di danza, High Falls, NY




Inaugural Performance of Dance at the
'Pearl of the Hudson', Mills Mansion
July, 14th 2018, 7pm

Much like the Pearl, symbolic in its growth and polishing, Mills Mansion, while ever in the process of returning to its former lustre, rises from the Hudson River’s shores not unlike a rebirth of Venus herself.

Celebrating their 30th year, the Friends of Mills Mansion will play host to the power and beauty of the Isadora Duncan oeuvre on the Hudson River in this Inaugural Dance Concert. As a prelude to the performance, there will be a champagne reception in the Beaux-Arts mansion hosted by the Friends of Mills Mansion to benefit educational programs and ongoing restoration efforts at the Staatsburgh State Historic Site. Dr. Bresciani will be in brief conversation illuminating the rich history of Duncan in the Hudson Valley and dipping into themes of the concert.

5:30 Gilded Reception with Jeanne Bresciani in discussion & performance: $45 

7:00 Lawn Performance only: $10

Bring a blanket or chair.
Rain date: July 15.

Tickets available for purchase via this link and emails will be sent in case of rain:
or (845) 889-8851 ext 346

WHITE WAVE presents the 3rd Annual SoloDuo Dance Festival at Dixon Place with 24 dancemakers from the New York Metropolitan area, across the U.S., and from France, Italy, Spain, Canada, Puerto Rico, Japan, Taiwan, Korea.

3 Shows on June 24th at 6pm & 8pm
June 25th at 7:30pm

In an effort to celebrate the specific art of the solo or duet, while creating new opportunities to display both young and mid-career choreographers, WHITE WAVE’s 2018 SoloDuo Dance Festival (June 24th & 25th) will be held at Dixon Place, a setting nestled in the heart of the Downtown scene, located at the junction of the Lower East Side and East Village. This space inspires performing artists of all stripes and callings to stretch the limits of their creativity to new heights. Dixon Place’s foremost priorities, to serve as a safety net for artists, and to provide vivid experiences for audiences, make it a one-of-a-kind venue to showcase an intimate solo or duet.

Selected by a panel of distinguished presenters and dance artists in New York, talented rising national and international dancemakers will appear in this year’s festival.

Tickets will be available at after April 20th.

Dances of Isadora
at Lincoln Center
 March 21, 22, and 24, 2018
Check exact times and further information here

THIS JUST IN by Gia Kourlas from The New York Times:

"Duncan's choreography is deceptive: It seems like a barefoot breeze in chiffon, but is full of contrasts and intricate feats of coordination; passages of speed and stillness...In this 25-minute suite of solos - staged handsomely by Ms. Belilove and featuring the pianist Cameron Grant onstage - Ms. Mearns took on one of the biggest challenges of her career."  - read the full article

Lori Belilove and Sara Mearns
Dance Magazine:

"The Barefoot Ballerina Crashing Paul Taylor's Lincoln Center Season ...performing solos created by early modern dance icon Isadora Duncan as staged by Lori Belilove."

Robert Johnson:

"This season...the troupe will pay homage to Duncan herself, that daring rebel in a Grecian tunic who started it all, so long ago. The Dances of Isadora will be a featured item... Specialist Lori Belilove, herself a windswept beauty, has taught [a series of Duncan solos] to Sara Mearns..."
- read the full article

Cameron Grant

Reserve your tickets for
Isadora's signature solos at Lincoln Center 
We are thrilled to announce that Artistic Director Lori Belilove has been invited by Paul Taylor to set Dances of Isadora at The David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.
Alastair Macaulay of The New York Times wrote that Ms. Mearns's "collaboration with Ms. Belilove is the most important occasion to date of a ballet star working directly with the Duncan legacy."
IDDF Benefit Evening 
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
 Benefit seating is 
The project is commissioned and produced by Paul Taylor American Modern Dance at The David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.

Can't make the show this coming week?

Come to our May Salon Performances!
Hayley Brasher

Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company are celebrating Isadora's Birthday over Memorial Day Weekend. Salon performances will be
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 
May 25, 26, and 27, 2018
Featuring Company soloists Emily D'Angelo, Nikki Poulos, and Hayley Brasher, with pianist Cameron Grant, performing Dances of Isadora - the suite of Isadora Duncan solos Lori Belilove staged for the Paul Taylor American Modern Dance 2018 Season
Nikki Poulos

Single tickets $50|2 tickets $75 -- 
 Limited seating includes wine and cheese reception in the traditional Salon experience of a NYC loft studio. 

Early bird specials coming soon! Check back with us on our performance page!

For tickets & more information please contact us at 212-691-5040
Want to know more about Dances of Isadora?
The suite of Isadora's solos, as staged by Lori Belilove, captures the essence of Duncan's feisty and romantic nature.
Emily D'Angelo
Dances of Isadora's traces Duncan's early years of moving from her soul to the playful and womanly joy in the waltzes and etudes and mazurkas of Chopin. Death and The Maiden takes her into dark foreboding. Flames of the Heart exposes her struggle with love and art. The tragic death of Isadora's children left her despondent and dancing her lament and grief in Les Funérailles. In an emotive catharsis, Rose Petals concludes the suite with a compassionate love for all. Duncan herself wrote: "All men are my brothers, all women my sisters, all children, my children."
"The dancer of the future will belong not to a nation but to all humanity."
-Isadora Duncan


Lori Belilove and Sara Mearns
Join our Benefit Evening!
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

 Prime orchestra seats still available!
Ticket Levels: $200 and $150, with the opportunity for a private champagne toast with artists. 
Dances of Isadora
at Lincoln Center
Only 4 Performances!! 
 March 18, 21, 22, and 24, 2018 as part of Paul Taylor American Modern Dance's ICON Series
Tickets start at $10!
To join our Saturday, March 24th Benefit evening please
contact us at 212-691-5040 or
Check exact times and further information here.

Sara Mearns dancing Narcissus
Following Lori and Sara's collaboration with The Company's performance at The Joyce Theater in June 2017, Lori has created a 25-minute suite of solos offering Duncan's vision of dance, primordial at its root and universal in its expression.  
The suite of Isadora's solos, as staged by Lori Belilove, captures the essence of Duncan's feisty and romantic nature.
Designed as an emotional arc, Isadora's solos traces her early years of moving from her soul to the playful and womanly joy in the waltzes and etudes and mazurkas of Chopin. Death and The Maiden takes her into dark foreboding. Flames of the Heart exposes her struggle with love and art. The tragic death of Isadora children left her despondent, dancing her of lament and grief in Les Funérailles. In an emotive catharsis, Rose Petals concludes the suite with a compassionate love for all. Duncan herself wrote: "All men are my brothers, all women my sisters, all children, my children."
Program: Narcissus, Boy/Girl Mazurka, Butterfly Etude, Harp Etude, Death and the Maiden, Gypsy Mazurka, Flames of the Heart, Les Funerailles, Rose Petals, set to music composed by 
Chopin, Brahms, and Lizst. 

"The dancer of the future will belong not to a nation but to all humanity-Isadora Duncan

Repertory Workshops and Discounted Orchestra Seats

In addition to these four performances, there also will be two Repertory Workshops taught by Lori Belilove as part of the Paul Taylor American Modern Dance Icon's Series. 
Isadora Duncan Repertory Workshop
Friday, March 9th, 10:00 a.m. to noon

ICONS Workshop & Performance 
Sunday, March 18th, 2:30-4:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. 

 Workshop participants may purchase a discounted ticket to Dances of Isadora at Lincoln Center.

Click here for more information!

The project is commissioned and produced by Paul Taylor American Modern Dance at The David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. 
THANK YOU for your continued support
to help make this happen!

Premio - Award - Laureat: "A monologue a with a suitcase -Monolgue avec Valise - Monologo con Valigia: to Guerassim Dichliev won BEST COMEDIAN award at this year’s United Solo Festival - New York City 2017, in presenza di Michael Moore. Yes, that’s Michael Moore in the back row with the flowers!
Monologue avec valise: concept, body dramaturgy and direction by Costantino Raimondi - textes and pantomimes by Guerassim Dichliev thank you to Guava Productions: André Gouvêa and to Pascale Kouba, Berenice Galimard, Galina Gouvea and Fabrizio Comparone.

Join us in our upcoming winter workshops at the IDII!

Isadora Duncan in Divine Pairings

Friday, December 8th to Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Two-day myth, movement and metaphor workshop on the power in prototypes of human relationship as evinced through the tales of gods and goddesses, heroes, nymphs and mortals, appearing and reappearing in our own lives  to foster the eternal aspects of love, both real and ideal

Friday evening to Saturday evening
Tempio di danza, High Falls, New York

$300 per couple for two-days or $200 for individuals
  "Every lover is a warrior and even Cupid has his camps."


Isadora Duncan in the Great Traditions

Wednesday, January 10th through Sunday, January 14th 2018

Five-Day Intensive in the Technique & Choreography of Isadora Duncan
Jeanne Bresciani, PhD

Movement seminars will take place at beautiful Tempio di Danza with its sprung, wooden surface and wood-burning fireplace. Daylight and evening seminars will also be held at outdoor locations including the historic Mohonk Mountain House.

Beginning 4pm Wednesday, ending 7pm Sunday with festive Open Performance
Open to all General Students and Candidates in
The Certificate Program in Isadora Studies I: The Training

Tempio di danza, High Falls, New York

Tuition: $500 plus $85 Mohonk Mountain House Fee

For more information and registration on our weekends and workshops, please contact the IDII! | 212-753-0846


Upcoming Fall/Winter Workshops and Events THIS WEEKEND ONLY!
Theatre Novi Most, Unison Arts Center and SUNY New Paltz

by Adam Kraar 
with Jeanne Bresciani as Duncan consultant and choreographer
September 22 & 23, 2017
7:30 PM
SUNY New Paltz's McKenna Theater
New Paltz, New York
 A new play about a revolutionary relationship with Lisa Channer as Isadora.

Ticket Purchase: Alex Baer, 845.255.1559

Purely Technique Dance
along with OUR Company present: EXPLORATORY EVOLUTIONS
EXPLORATORY EVOLUTIONS is Purely Technique's 5th annual dance concert and fundraiser. It showcases dance arts in a theatrical venue featuring OUR Company work, which celebrates genuine love and explores concepts, ideas, and feelings that cause us to evolve interpersonally and on an intrapersonal level. The evening celebrates movement and human emotion through dance theatre. OUR Company is under the artistic direction of Erin Saddlemire, who utilizes the thoughts, feelings, and actions of her dancers through improvisational structures and storytelling. Their ideas are an integral part of OUR Company's creative process.
There will be one performance of EXPLORATORY EVOLUTIONS on Friday June 30th at 7:00PM. The performance will be held in the Robert Eckert Theater located at 102 Washington Avenue in the Endicott Performing Arts Center.
Tickets are available at the door and are $15 for Adults, $10 for seniors and students, and children 5 and under are admitted for free. Discounted tickets are available for groups of 5 or more. For advance ticket purchase contact Erin Saddlemire at or call 607.245.6366. Erin Saddlemire can also be contacted through Purely Technique's website at



Dear Parents, Students, and well-wishers,
East-West School of Dance hosts a 1-Day Dance Workshop with the acclaimed Nayantara Parpia!

Wed. April 26, 2017
Simple Studios, NYC
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Price: $50

Registration is Required. Please follow instructions on flyer attached for registration.

*Dancers are suggested to have a minimum of 2 years experience. Those who would like to Meet & Greet Nayantara or observe, please do let us know. We look forward to spending the evening with ALL of you!

Kathak is a classical dance style from North India known for it's storytelling, rhythmic footwork, combination of soft and sharp movements, and beautiful pirouhettes. Kathak is one of the major forms of classical dance in India, and is over 2,000 years old!

Nayantara Parpia is a professional Kathak dancer and teacher based in Pune, India. She has trained for 20 years under Smt. Yogini Gandhi and Pandit Birju Maharajji. In fact, she was also one of the Kathak dancers in the song 'Mohe Rang Do Laal' in the epic Bollywood film, Bajirao Mastani. Besides taking regular classes, Nayantara is also known for having conducted specialized Kathak workshops for all levels in India, Singapore, London, Toronto and now in the US. Due to her strong technical foundation, attention to detail and her innate ability to communicate well with her students, her workshops all over have been very successful.

The EAST-WEST SCHOOL OF DANCE was founded in 1981 at Ananda Ashram with the blessings of Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati. Under the direction of Pandit Satya Narayana Charka, the School has been a pioneer in North America especially in presenting classical Indian Kathak Dance and innovative dance dramas. Pandit Satya Narayana Charka is a distinguished Kathak dance performer, choreographer and teacher of international acclaim. His gurus include Pandit R.K. Shukla, Pandit Shambhu Maharaj, Shrimati Maya Rao and Pandit Birju Maharaj. Guruji Charka believes in giving the younger generation in the USA an opportunity to learn and pass on the ancient art of Kathak.

Check us out on Instagram!

Here is a link to the event on Facebook:
Please email for any further inquiries. Hope to see everyone there!

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Join us on Thursday, March 2nd at 7:00PM for a fun evening out at The Works' Studio!  We will be presenting a mixed program of short pieces.  Wine and light snacks will be included with your admission tickets.


General Admissions $30
Students (with valid ID) $15

For more information, please contact Katy Neely:




Founding Chair, Jeanne Bresciani, Ph.D., 
The Town of Delphi, Greece & The Honorable Mayor Panagiotis Kaltsis
The sacred and ancient tradition of The Delphic Games, uniquely celebrating the Delphic Ideal of art, music, myth, dance, poetry, song, philosophy, theater and sport, is being revitalized upon the 90th anniversary of its modern renewal by: The Committee for the Reinstatement of the Delphic Games

For Adults, Educators, Performers, Scholars, and Lovers of the Classical World:
Five days of world-class lectures, intensive workshops, leadership initiatives, round-table discussions and performances, held on the mythical, archaeological grounds of Mount Parnassus, led by renowned scholars, artists and sports specialists on the convergence of the manifold arts, inspired by the venerable tradition of The Delphic Games in the sacred landscape of Delphi

Itinerary Highlights Include: 
◆ Celebratory dinners, worksharings, discussions, and panels
Sophia and Divine Philosophy, a practicum on the wisdom inherent in Western Civilization
◆ Athletic experiences on the valor, strength, and nobility of physical virtuosity through the lens of the dedicatory, competitive, and sacred ideals manifest in the original Pythian Games
◆ Seminar in Procession to the Sea and coastal immersive preparation for The Games
Take A Stroll with the Olympian Gods integrative music workshop in Orff Schulwerk 
Jazz Democracy and the art of improvisation in music, poetry, and movement
A Flight of Melos, a production of Aristophanes' The Birds in the Corycian Cave, one of the geo-mythical wonders of the world
An Hygeian Herbal, exploration into the aromatic, culinary, ecstatic, and medicinal sense world of the Apollonian Botanical Garden
Triple Occupancy $1,300 pp. ◆ Moderate $1,500 pp. & Luxury $1,750 pp. based on double occupancy.
Single accommodation available at additional cost of $600 pp.

Fees include 6 nights lodging, breakfast and dinner daily; tuition for all workshops, performances, lectures, group museum and archaeological site admissions, all local group ground transportation, 2 Gala events, group transfers to and from Athens airport. 

View Full Flier Here
Register Here!
For Children, Teens and Young Adults: 

The Delphic Ideal 
Young Laureate Program
     May 26st through 31st, 2017

In tandem with The Festival of the Delphic Games 2017, The Delphic Ideal Young Laureate Program will be comprised of 5 days and 6 nights of merging Duncan’s ‘School of Life’ to the Delphic Ideal, forging generational continuity in leadership training, highlighting beauty, strength, freedom, goodness, and truth. 

The flow of days will be a mix of lively, enlightening indoor and outdoor seminars on the merging of the arts, museum and archeological site visits, exciting day trips, sporting events and performances with constructive downtime. On the sacred land of Delphi and Mount Parnassus, students meld nature to culture within groves, temples, caves, shorelines, waters, rock faces and arenas, orienting themselves to the unique soul returns that each environment has to offer.

View the Full Flier Here
Register Here!
Optional Trip Extensions:
Greek Idylls | Athens  May 23rd through 26th ~ $1,200
Itinerary Highlights Include:
Celebratory Meals and Seminars at: the Parthenon & Acropolis Museum; the Athens Archaeological Museum, the Isadora Duncan Dance Research Center; the Athenian Agora; the sanctuaries of Eleusis, Isthmia, Corinth, and Acrocorinth.
Please see application for registration details.

Art Escape June 1st through 4th ~ $1,200
Itinerary Highlights Include:
Holistic elevation of mind and body through:
yoga, hiking, archery, tai chi, music, dance, drama therapy and theater workshops at 5-star resort and spa adjacent Lake Plastira, voted as one of the five purest locations on Earth by UNESCO | Please contact Dimitri Vassilakis for further information and registration

About the Director
            Jeanne Bresciani, PhD, hailed as “the keeper of the Duncan flame,” is recognized internationally as a scholar, educator,  solo artist and choreographer.  She is founder and director of the performing company, Jeanne Bresciani and the Isadora Duncan International Institute Dancers since 1987, when she was named Artistic Director and Director of Education by Maria-Theresa Duncan for the IDII, Inc., founded by the “the last dancing Isadorable,” and by Kay Bardsley, Co-Founder.  Her credentials in the philosophical and psychological aspects of myth encompass M.A. iconographical studies as Kress Fellow at Williams College & the Clark Art Institute; founding direction of both the Myth, Movement and Metaphor and the Sacred Topographies: The Body and the Land Programs of the IDII, since 1991, each originating at NYU, where she completed a Ph.D. degree entitled, Myth and Image in the Dance of Isadora Duncan in 2000; and years of training and teaching at the New York Center for Jungian Studies.  Her performances as Duncan soloist include Lincoln Center, The British Museum, Massey Hall, Ancient Greek Amphitheaters and numerous museums, colleges, palaces and theaters in Europe, Asia and South America.  IDII  projects have been funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation and the American Embassy in Athens.  She is Founding Director of the Festival for the Reinstatement of the Delphic Games since 2005, has represented the U.S.A. for the Seoul Olympics in 1988 and reoccuringly for the Japanese Olympic Committee in Tokyo. Since 2014, she serves as founding director for the first Duncan program in China, The Certificate Program in Isadora Duncan Studies, at the Apollo Institute. The IDII, celebrating its 40th Anniversary, is based at the historic home of Modern Dance in America, the 92Y Harkness Dance Center in New York City; at IDII’s, Tempio di danza, in High Falls, NY; and at the Skidmore College Department of Dance with Dr. Mary DiSanto-Rose.
For More Information and Registration Contact the IDII
150 East 61st Street, Suite 11C 
New York, NY 10065 | (212) 753-0846 |

Frédéric Chopin  Isadora Duncan 

The Theater of Love
Saturday, February 11th, 5 O'Clock PM
at The Kosciuszko Foundation, Inc.
15 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065

The Kosciuszko Foundation in collaboration with the Isadora Duncan International Institute in celebration of its 40th Anniversary Year (1977 – 2017) proudly present Frédéric Chopin  Isadora Duncan & The Theater of Love: Music and Dance on the Transformative Power of Love with Jeanne Bresciani and The Isadora Duncan International Institute Dancers and Daniel Schreiner on piano, Saturday, February 11th, 2017 at 5:00 PM.

It will be an evocative rendering on the beauty and magic of love as a human value of infinite range and everlasting force. What better weekend than as we await Valentine’s Day to illuminate, radiate and penetrate to the heart of art in this festive performance and reception? The evening will highlight masterpieces that vibrate at the highest emotional pitch chosen from the vast treasury of Isadora Duncan’s original dances and from new works in solo, duet, and small group performance accompanied live by the pianistic virtuosity of nationally acclaimed Daniel Schreiner, International Keyboard Institute and Festival soloist, finalist in the Eastern Music Festival Piano Competition, and IES Abroad Vienna Music Program awardee. 

Frédéric Chopin Isadora Duncan & The Theater of Love explores the relationship between seamless harmonies, breathtaking tensions, unrivaled elegance and rapturous fusions in the intense crescendos and decrescendos of art, life and love present everywhere in Chopin’s music and Duncan’s dance.

Admission: $30 Full Admission / $20 for KF Members, Seniors and Students

Seating is limited, first come, first served.




Crítica: La Compañía Irene Rodríguez ofrece un flamenco salamero



Mayo 21 de 2016


La bailaora cubana Irene Rodríguez le gusta dedicar una sonrisa coqueta a su audiencia y mira por encima del hombro mientras se pavonea saliendo del escenario. Lo hizo más de una vez el jueves en el Teatro Joyce, donde la Compañía Irene Rodríguez se presentó como parte del Cuba’s Festival de este teatro.

La señorita Rodríguez es una intensa y precisa bailarina; la palabra "fiera", tan utilizada con respecto al flamenco, en realidad le asienta perfectamente. Su estudiada expresión fue sólo un elemento más del espectáculo, del que fue la estrella inequívoca, y el cual se notaba estaba ensayado hasta el agotamiento. Se podía sentir que ella y sus seis bailarines (y en menor medida, los músicos) habían hecho esto antes y lo harían de nuevo.

Las coreografías más cautivadoras del programa de esa noche, comprendieron las cinco obras antes del intermedio y las cinco presentadas después. En la primera, la señorita Rodríguez, quien coreografió la mayor parte del programa, manejó sus castañuelas como armas, respaldada por sus bailarines, que eran igualmente hábiles con este instrumento. Iluminados por cuadrados de luces, tocaron en invisibles paredes y más tarde en el suelo a los pies de la señorita Rodríguez, agazapados en un semicírculo alrededor de su esbelta figura. El rugido de las castañuelas, mientras que el grupo se desplegaba suavemente, a través de formaciones simétricas, podría haber sido un grito de guerra.

En la última pieza, en un solo, la señorita Rodríguez, taconeó con una espontaneidad que no habíamos visto antes. Sus momentos: "ta-da!", que en otros lugares se desembocaron predictiblemente, se encendieron aquí sin previo aviso. Apoyándose sobre los talones y perforando con ellos el suelo, estuvo cerca de caer, lo cual se leyó menos como un error y más como un testamento de la fuerza detrás de sus movimientos. Deslizándose hacia su grupo musical, cuyos miembros estaban colocados en alto sobre una plataforma en la parte posterior del escenario, ella balanceó sus caderas y se echó el pelo largo y negro hacia atrás como si no lo hubiera planeado con antelación.

Entre las otras obras presentadas estuvieron: un trío de un declinado tango interpretado por la Rodríguez y sus dos bailarines masculinos (Víctor Basilio Pérez y Emilio Batista); un juego rítmico, con vestidos de colores brillantes, el cual mostró el cuerpo de baile femenino; y un duelo, de buen carácter, entre los hombres. El Sr. Pérez, que comparte el rango de solista con la señorita Rodríguez, ofreció un solo auto-coreografiado con un impresionante trabajo de pies. Sin embargo, en su organizada técnica también había algo automático, distante.

No fue hasta el final, cuando los músicos se unieron a los bailarines en su nivel para una juguetona coda, donde todo el mundo se relajó, y donde pudimos vislumbrar cómo eran estos artistas como personas.


 An Evening of Pas de Deux

July 25 at 8:30pm
PepsiCo Theater, Performing Arts Center
Purchase College,
State University of New York
Guest Artists
She was born in Sun Valley, Idaho.
Boylston won the 2009 Princess Grace Award and was nominated for the 2010 Prix Benois de la Danse. In 2011 she received the Clive Barnes Award. She was the recipient of the 2014 Annenberg Fellowship. She was promoted to Soloist in June 2011 and to Principal Dancer with ABT in August 2014.   
Sterling Baca grew up in Larkspur, Colorado. Baca was an inaugural recipient of the Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship. He joined ABT in December 2011. Sterling will be joining Pennsylvania Ballet as a Principal Dancer under the directorship of Angel Corella. .
Born in Fairbanks, Alaska and raised in San Diego, California, At the San Diego School for Creative and Performing Arts, Whiteley majored in drama, and found his passion for dance at the age of 13. Whiteley danced with The Washington Ballet and joined the ABT in December2015.
Katherine Williams was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and began her early training with the Hawaii State Ballet. She was awarded the Youth Grand Prix at the 2003 Finals of the Youth America Grand Prix in New York, and was a Top 12 Finalist at the 2005 Finals. She now dances with ABT.
Paulina Waski was born in Greenwich, Connecticut. At age 16, Waski joined ABT. In 2015, Waski perform as a guest artist the role of Giselle in a full-length production of Giselle under the direction of Xiomara Reyes and Rinat Imaev for Studio to Stage at The Hartt School. In August of 2015 Waski was awarded the 2016 OWPD Prix at IBStage, Barcelona, Spain
Aran Bell was born in Bethesda. Bell's awards include two Youth America Grand Prix Hope Awards, Milan International Ballet Competition, Junior Grand Prix at YAGP , Premio Positano, Premio Amalfi Young Talent Award and Premio Capri Danza International Award. He received the Premio Roma Jia Ruskaja in 2012. He featured in the film First Position.Bell joined the ABT Company in July 2016.
Katie Williams and Aran Bell
Le Corsaire
Choreography: Marius Petipa Music: Adolphe Adam
Sterling Baca
Variation from Don Quixote, Act 111
Choreography: Marius Petipa Music: Minkus
Paulina Waski and Marshall Whitley
Giselle Act 11
Choreography: Marius Petipa Music: Adolphe Adam
Aran Bell
Variation from Swan Lake Act 111
Choreography: Marius Petipa Music: Tchaikovsky
Marshall Whitley
Variation from Flames of Paris
Choreography: Vainonen Music: Asafyen
Isabella Boylston and Sterling Baca
Sleeping Beauty Act 111
Choreography: Marius Petipa Music: Tchaikovsky






For reservations click on the date:
     Performance: Saturday, July 16, 2:30pm
     Performance: Saturday, July 16, 7:30pm
Pas de Deux Evening:  
Gala Performance: 
Saturday, August 6, 2:30pm

You are Invited, Please join to celebrate with us.

EWSDancePrograms - end of the year 2015:
1) Sun, Nov 15,  2:30pm
 Ramayana Dance Drama by the East-West School of Dance,At the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium - Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY City
2) Sun, Nov 22, 3:00pm
PurabRam Charka's Birthday & EWSD honoring Mothers at Blue Sky Center, Ananda Ashram, Monroe, NY 10950
3) First week of Dec 2015 
EWSDance 34th Anniversary & Students Graduation
at Ganesh Temple, Flushing, Queens, NY
Pt.SN Charka




The Magic of Touch Dancing

A Ballroom Extravaganza




76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978

Box Office: 631.288.1500

Six regional superstar dance couples take the WHBPAC stage to showcase the magic of Touch Dancing across the generations from Smooth to Latin to Disco. Join us as our couples Waltz, Fox Trot, Tango, Merengue, Rumba, Salsa, Mambo, Cha-Cha, Swing and Hustle their way through history and into your hearts…

“limited after-show VIP party tickets available with general dancing on stage”

Manuel Rojas & Natalia Sosnina

Lori Ann Roche & Kelvin Roche

Mark James & Karen Lupo

George Maderski & Irene Yiyun Mou

Alexandra Lyubchevskaya & Jani-Joel Karppi

Heather Gehring Plotkin & Lou Brockman

Live music by Peter Pece and Valerie Di Lorenzo with DJ by Louis Del Prete

Produced by: Alfonso Triggiani





Laurie M. Taylor/Soul Movement Perform "The Overcomer's Suite!" Witness a group of courageous, hip trail blazers overcome the rejection of a segregated lunch counter during the early 1960's. Experience the community, faith and music that MOVES them to triumph in the end.

WHEN: Sat June 6, at 3pm
WHERE: Valention Park & Pier @ 201 Coffey Street, Brooklyn, NY
WHAT: Red Hook Festival, Mainstage. 
FREE! Bring the whole family!
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Laurie M. Taylor | Artistic Director | Choreographer
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© Soul Movement Productions, All Rights Reserved.
Current Projects
- Fund for New Work Grant recipient 
- Brooklyn Arts Exchange "BAX" Guest Artist Residency, 2015
- Dance in Cahill, College of St. Vincent Theater 2015, 2015
- Artward Bound Creative Residency @Earthdance, May 2015
- Red Hook Festival 2015, NYC
- SummerStage, Von King Park Full Evening Work, June 2015
- Harlem Arts Festival, June 2015
- National Choreography Intensive - Florida State University, July 2015
- Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival,  Aug 2015
- University of Delaware, Artist-in-Residence 2015-2016, Newark, DE
- New work in Progress "Les Sessions de Mouvement Petite."
- "The Overcomer's Suite" Creative Arts Curriculum - introduced in select NYC and Baltimore City public schools.
Press: "...full of sass and life." -The New York Times | "...noble bodies in motion." - The Baltimore Sun

National Dance Week Events April 24th - May 3rd
"As an African People, dance is central to identity, embodying of religion,
 the healing Power of an aesthetic performance for shows for social commentary for negotiating one's identity and meaning in life..." --Kathrine Dunham
Don't Wait!  Start Dancing now and this is where the Folks are doing it!!!
Cassandra Wimbs, Head Delegate for NY Harlem Nat'l Dance Week, with the
Soul Line Dance (SLD) Directory. HSM is for Harlem Smooth Movers.
Mon:   Wembley Athletic Club  550 E.  239th St. 7pm-9pm                                    Bronx.
Mon:   Brooklyn ED       1803 Fulton St. (Rochester & Sumter) 7:30pm - 9pm        Bklyn.
Tues:  HSM (Beginners) A.P Randolph Senior Citizen Center C.108 W. 146 St. 10am-12pm          Man.
Tues:  Daria's SLD class 24 South Kensico Ave. 7-9pm                   White Plains.
Tues   Darlene's SLD  JHS 166 (Van Siclen & Linden Blvd.) 6:30 - 8:30                Bklyn.
Wed:   (AAC) African American Club 216 E. 3rd St. 7pm                                     Mt. Vernon.
Wed:   Darlene's SLD IS 271 (Herkimer & Saratoga Ave. 6pm-8pm                       Bklyn.
Wed.   Harlem SLD Party 163 W. 125th St. 2nd FL (3rd Wed.) 5:45 - 9pm              Man.
Thur:   Darlene's SLD JHS 166 (Van Siclen & Linden Blvd) 6:30-8:30pm .             Bklyn.
Thur:   Cynthia's Soul/Latin SLD 177 Dreiser Loop. RM 2 7pm-9pm                     Bronx.
Thur:   HSM (advance) (60+) A.P. Randolph Senior Citizen C. 108 W 146 St. 10am - 12pm         Man.
Fri:      Mae Padmore Joseph P Kennedy C C 34 W 134 1:30-3-pm                          Man.
Sat      Darlene's SLD IS 271 (Herkimer & Saratoga Ave.) 1Pm - 3pm                    Bklyn.
    You're invited to the Opening Event, April 6th Monday, 10am at the Riverside Church Theatre
91 Claremont Av. between 120th and 122nd Sts. Manhattan. Performance by honorees Soul Line Latin Dancers
Look up Online Dance on You Tube
Call before you come. Schedules may change.
The additional honorees are
*Morocco-documents, instructs and promotes internationally North African and Egyptian dances
*Joe Burgos administers the NY Center for Latin Arts
*The Shalimpours- A Mother and Sister team credited with documenting and preserving Eastern dances over time
*the Late Great Geoffrey Holder-Affiliated with Alvin Ailey. Noted choreographer, actor, costumer, pioneer
All have conducted their dance careers as for preserving cultural identity.
-Dancers' Services Tour of the Dance Division of Lincoln Center. Contact 40 Lincoln Plaza. 212-870-1655
-Free Dancers' Health Consultations by Manu Dawson at Integral Yoga Apothecary. 234 W.13th St. Man. Wed. 4/29/15 .4:30PM-6:30PM
-Screening of "From Mambo to Hip Hop" video (tentative TBA)
-A panel on "The Business of Dance (tentative TBA) treatment and prevention of dance injuries. Harkness Center. 301 E. 17th St. 212-598-6000
-Free Makeover at the Bath Shop with purchase at 125th St. at 5th Ave.
-Dance paintings and prints at H&M Art and Frame. 17 E 125th St.
-The Brownstone Boutique-Dance Party Clothing Available. 24 E. 125th St. 212-996-7980.
-Lady Love Boutique. Dance wear for sale. 44 W. 125th St. 212-678-0821.
Dance Theatre of Harlem. Family Fitness Class 2pm. 466 W.152nd St. 212-690-2800. Saturdays. Lindy Hop Lessons. Kennedy Ctr. 34 W. 134th St. Tuesdays. 7pm
NY Ctr. for Latin Arts. Joe Burgos. 500 8th Ave. 212-924-6160
Senior Dance Class. Kennedy Ctr. 34 W. 134th St. 10am-tap. 1pm-line dance. Fridays
Uptown Dance Academy.  212-987-5030. History of Black Dance May 19th and June 7th.. Hostos Arts
  Center. 450 Grand Concourse at 149th St.
Please feel free to contact me at
163-38 145th Rd. Jamaica, NY. 11434-5115
(718)723-8117. cell. (718)749-3459


Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation 2015 Events


Belilove in Brazil - Workshop and Performances
December 1-7, there will be a Duncan workshop in Salvador, Bahia with Lori Belilove. As part of the workshop, there will be a Duncan performance Forever Isadora! on December 6 at the Castro Alves Theater with the Escola Contemporanea De Danca, with guest appearance by Lori. Following the week, Lori will travel to Sao Paulo to perform three nights, December 12-14 at the Renee Gumiel Theater at FUNARTE.

Company Performances in NYC, 2015

Mark your calendar and join us for the Company's signature Salon Series, an intimate "process to performance" showing at the IDDF studio in Chelsea, February 12, warming up for Valentine's Day and May 2, celebrating Isadora's birthday with cake and bubbly!
Company Performances in Puerto Rico, February 2015
The Company will perform at historical Teatro Tapia in San Juan, Puerto Rico February 27, 28, and March 1. In addition, the Company will offer a week-long teacher training workshop February 15-22, and Company/professional classes February 22-26. Open enrollment!
Belilove at Conference
In March 2015, Lori will present a lecture/demonstration on Isadora Duncan at the Society of Dance History Scholars (SDHS) conference, as part of Peabody Dance centennial celebration. In additional Lori and company dancers are setting Valse Brilliant/Chopin for the Peabody Conservatory students performing at the  centennial.
Summer 2015
We will return to perform at Old Westbury Gardens June 20, and Fort Tryon Park (Inwood, NY). Classes: As part of Ailey School Summer Program, Lori will be teaching a summer session for children ages 6-9. Summer intensives for all levels will be held in July in NYC. 
Contact Tina Hsiao-Tung Huang, Company Manager at 212-691-5040 or


       Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company - Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation.

The Company will honor revolutionary dancer Isadora Duncan and Victorian rebel photographer Alice Austen in their The Art of Isadora performance on Saturday, August 16, 6 PM, at Alice Austen House (Staten Island, NY). The outdoor performance will be on the grounds of the Alice Austen House, with a view that stretches from the Statue of Liberty to lower Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Verrazano Bridge. Bring your friends and a picnic, blanket and/or chairs and enjoy an early evening of nature and dance overlooking the New York harbor. Suggested donation: $10.

Isadora goes downtown! We will return to perform as part of the 33rd Annual Downtown Dance Festival presented by Battery Dance, the city’s longest running free public dance festival. Monday, August 18, 6 PM, at Wagner Park in Battery Park City. Free admission.

As part of the 2014 Untermyer on Broadway WorldFestSummer Series, presented by Untermyer Performing Arts Council, we return, for the fifth time, to the historic Untermyer Estate Park (Yonkers, NY) on Saturday, August 23, 7:30 PM. In the 1930’s, solo dancers from Isadora’s original company brought their companies to perform at the Untermyer Estate Park. Retrace history with us at The Art of Isadora!

Days after Isadora’s passing September 14th, 1927, Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company commemorate her work both in a live performance of Duncan’s Dance of the Priestesses / C.W.Gluck and a screening of two videos.

The first video is a rare film of excerpts from 1963 of Anna Duncan ("Isadorable" dancer from the company of Isadora Duncan from 1904) performing Dance of the Priestesses with Julia Levien and Hortense Kooluris (Duncan dancers who performed with Isadorables Anna and Irma Duncan). The second video, Slow March or Tragic March/Schubert was performed by the Company at the Ailey Citigroup Theater last May. The theme of Duncan’s works celebrates the challenges she faced her life following the untimely death of her children. Pre and Post-screening discussion with Lori Belilove and guest speaker Jeremiah Newton, Anna Duncan archivist. This project has been made possible through an NEA Art Works grant.

We are excited to share the news that we received our third National Endowment of the Arts grant in supporting the restaging of a rarely seen Isadora work, Dance of the Priestesses as part of Sorry I Missed Your Show, a dance (on) film screening discussion and performance series that provides opportunities to view historical works or dance documentaries, at Gibney Dance Center on Wednesday, September 17, 6:30 PM. Come see rare Duncan footage and participate in Q&A with Lori!

Lori will teach a weeklong workshop and perform as part of the 6th annual “Journey of Dance,” held September 21 – 29, at the Xisto Theater in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

We are going west! Saturday, November 15, 7:30 PM and Sunday, November 16, 3:00 PM we will be at the Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts in Fairfield, IA.

This fall, the Company will hold a residency at Franklin & Marshall College (Lancaster, PA) in restaging an Isadora work. Performance dates TBA.

Lori will perform as part of “Dance and Choreography,” held in December 2014, at the Renee Gumiel Theater at National Foundation of the Arts in San Paolo, Brazil.



Isadora Duncan in the Great Traditions

Wednesday, January 10th through Sunday, January 14th 2018

Five-Day Intensive in the Technique & Choreography of Isadora Duncan
Jeanne Bresciani, PhD

Movement seminars will take place at beautiful Tempio di Danza with its sprung, wooden surface and wood-burning fireplace. Daylight and evening seminars will also be held at outdoor locations including the historic Mohonk Mountain House.

Beginning 4pm Wednesday, ending 7pm Sunday with festive Open Performance
Open to all General Students and Candidates in
The Certificate Program in Isadora Studies I: The Training

Tempio di danza, High Falls, New York

Tuition: $500 plus $85 Mohonk Mountain House Fee

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