Nietzschean Influences in Isadora Duncan’s Dance Philosophy


On the 27th of May 1877, the great American dancer, considered the creator of modern dance, Isadora Duncan, was born in San Francisco, California. Her whole life was devoted to dance, it represented an extension through which she connected with the outer world, a channel for expressing her innermost yearnings, emotions and passions. She revolutionised dance by seeking, as she stated herself, “the divine expression of the human spirit through the body’s movement,” which meant allowing the body to ‘tell’ a story dictated by personal mood, music and the general ambience created by minimalistic sets and lighting. This does not mean, however, that Duncan was a mere “dancer to the music”, as is often suggested in related literature. In fact, Duncan’s choreography was very complex, inspired by the classical Greek arts (hence all of her costumes were variations of the ancient Greek tunic), folk and social dances, taking inspiration…

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2 thoughts on “Nietzschean Influences in Isadora Duncan’s Dance Philosophy

  1. art … is the necessity of a society >
    prohibiting any and all direct expressions !
    where reality has to be camouflaged …

    since every one is competing
    with the covering up of reality !

    we do not need any art >
    we are real homo sapiens with real wisdom !
    for creating a heavenly reality ….

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