In 1899, performing in the drawing rooms of London’s elite, Isadora Duncan was already laying the foundations for modern dance. The 22-year-old’s movements were visceral, free-flowing and expressive. Performing barefoot, she shattered the conventions of traditional ballet and, in doing so, enchanted high society. A year later, in Paris, she met the sculptor Auguste Rodin, whose work proved a revelation, and the influential dancer Loie Fuller, whose support marked the beginning of a dazzling on-stage career.
In Isadora, Julie Birmant and Clément Oubrerie capture the astonishing life and scandalous times of the “Mother of Modern Dance”. This extraordinary graphic novel takes in her arrival in Europe, her rise to stardom and the development of a style of dance – inspired by natural forms and Greek sculpture – that would become her enduring legacy.
Print Release Date
September 19 2019
Digital Release Date
September 25 2019