Duncan Festival 2013
May 24-28, 2013
12th annual international plastic dance festival to memories for Isadore Duncan. Evidently, people’s cultural values differ, and everyone has their own ones, but, still, who’s that Isadore Duncan and what had she done in culture and for culture? For a man-in- the-street this question was, and , probably will stay a hidden secret, sealed book. A limited group of existential aesthets would be confident that she was Esenin’s wife, and that was her main and only merit. wanton, rowdy, flamboyant woman” – everyone is looking for, and finds something that correlates with his or her upbringing, education or personal values. Yes, she was quite a real person, but what would her place in culture be if she hadn’t created something that’s more and different? It’s quite natural and important to know her weaknesses and life errors, but it’s also necessary to understand that all these rumours are secondary and non-essential. Isadore Duncan Festival is dedicated to Duncan, but it’s not about Duncan in a private capacity. Isadore Duncan is alive, because the world of pure art ideas is alive, which she was able to touch as a chosen one. A person doesn’t create the world of absolute harmony and moral imperatives, but only receives the right to approach it, if honoured. It’s impossible to purposefully create something which cannot have a reasonable creation plan “for any decent term”. Anyone who promises in advance to create a masterpiece, usually emits a meaningless sound. The ancient Greeks were the first to guess it, so Isadore Duncan justly admired them so much. She wasn’t the first, but you should be aware that she wasn’t the last either. Her dance isn’t a trick, it’s a natural and coherent movement image, which will sooner or later be followed by all normal people. The dance of future isn’t an empty phrase or commonplace – it’s an absolutely well-founded forecast.
ENTRANCE FREE to all festival measures.
(Possible change, keep a check on site renovations)
05.24.2013 (fri) - Day of NATURES (day 0). 11:00am-07:00pm. A trip to nature.
05.25.2013 (sat) - Day of SCHOOL (day 1). 12:00am-06:00pm. Workshops.
05.26.2013 (sun) - Day of BIRTH (day 2). 07:00pm-09:00pm. Gala Concert. [prospekt Bol'shoy VO, 65]
05.27.2013 (mon) - Day of SCIENCE (day 3). 03:00pm-09:00pm. Scientific seminar.
05.28.2013 (tue) - Day of CULTURES (day 4). 03:00pm. Cultural programs "Trip to the Mariinsky Palace".
Emi Yagishita [Waseda, Tokyo, Japan, +81-90-9907-0422]
Doctral Course Student. Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Cultural Sciences Theatre and Film Arts (Danca Studies). Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Emi Yagishita studies on Isadora Duncan at Waseda University (Ph.D Course) in Japan. On seminar she will talk about "Isadora Duncan and her Ideal Schools" (presentation in English).
Olga Troul, artistic director
Andrei Panov, project manager
Tel. +7(812) 570-11-04 (St.-Petersburg, Russia)
Address: Olga Troul, Konnogvardeisky Boulevard 9-13, St. Petersburg, Russia, 190000.
Vasileostrovskaya, Saint Petersburg, Russia
prospekt Bol'shoy VO, 65, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
bul'var Konnogvardeyskiy, 9, St Petersburg, Russia, 190000
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