Event Title

Connections between Isadora Duncan and Vaslav Nijinsky

Location

CSU 254

Start Date

20-4-2015 11:05 AM

End Date

20-4-2015 12:05 PM

Student's Major

Theatre and Dance

Student's College

Arts and Humanities

Mentor's Name

Julie Kerr-Berry

Mentor's Email Address

julie.kerr-berry@mnsu.edu

Mentor's Department

Theatre and Dance

Mentor's College

Arts and Humanities

Description

This paper looks at the connections between Isadora Duncan and Vaslav Nijinsky. Much more research has been done on them separately then there has ever been on them connectively. The three main connection points covered are their coincidental run-ins, the fact that they were both sketched dancing, and how they were both inspired by Greece. As related to these three points Serge Diaghilev is also discussed. Duncan and Nijinsky were committed to completely different dance styles, yet they pushed the boundaries of those styles in the same way. Nijinsky was modernizing ballet, while Duncan was become a founder of modern dance.

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Connections between Isadora Duncan and Vaslav Nijinsky

CSU 254

This paper looks at the connections between Isadora Duncan and Vaslav Nijinsky. Much more research has been done on them separately then there has ever been on them connectively. The three main connection points covered are their coincidental run-ins, the fact that they were both sketched dancing, and how they were both inspired by Greece. As related to these three points Serge Diaghilev is also discussed. Duncan and Nijinsky were committed to completely different dance styles, yet they pushed the boundaries of those styles in the same way. Nijinsky was modernizing ballet, while Duncan was become a founder of modern dance.

Recommended Citation

Buffum, Matilda. "Connections between Isadora Duncan and Vaslav Nijinsky." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 20, 2015.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2015/oral_session_05/1