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Online Lecture: Notable San Francisco Figures — The Mother of Modern Dance

Program No. 24530RJ
Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, at 2 p.m. (ET)/ 11 a.m. (PT) for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about the scandalous mother of modern dance, Isadora Duncan.
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At a Glance

Join author and filmmaker James Dalessandro on his continued exploration of notable San Francisco figures. In this lecture, you’ll learn about Isadora Duncan who, by age six, was already a precocious child obsessed with performing and dancing at social events. By age 14, she owned two dance studios, and by the time she turned 17, Isadora’s revolutionary dance style was drawing packed audiences. She became known for her disdain of traditional ballet and experimentation with a more natural, interpretive form of movement. Her revealing outfits, astonishing athleticism and libertine attitudes made her a darling — and a devil — to the women’s movement, and an international phenomenon wherever she performed. With photos and film clips of her choreography and the explosive art scene that she helped create, this is a lecture not to be missed!

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll, and a reminder email one week and one day before, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask the instructor live questions using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted, all those who enroll in this program receive access to the live event as well as a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within the two weeks following the live event. GENERAL NOTE: This lecture is second in a series of three lectures on notable San Francisco figures. To attend the full series, please also enroll in ""Online Lecture: Notable San Francisco Figures — Mark Twain"" (#TBD, on December 7, 2022 at 2pm ET) and ""Online Lecture: Notable San Francisco Figures — The Beat Poets"" (#TBD, on October 12, 2022 at 2pm ET) each at a cost of $25 per lecture. "

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