Bryn Mawr will be the site of an unusual pair of events related to the life and art of Isadora Duncan, the renowned dancer who was a seminal figure in early modern dance. Alice Bloch, a dance historian based in St. Louis, will be visiting Bryn Mawr on Tuesday, Oct. 4 to give a master class in Duncan technique from 4:00 – 5:30 in the Pem Studio. Following that she will present a talk and performance at 7:00 in the Goodhart Music Room called “Dancing the SuperMom” on Duncan’s radical reimaging of motherhood in the early decades of the 20th century.
These events are part of a week of Duncan workshops and presentations by Alice Bloch in the Philadelphia area open to bi-college students. She will be giving a talk in a dance history class at nearby Eastern University on Wednesday morning, Oct. 5, and a master class at Drexel University in West Philadelphia on Friday morning, Oct. 7. On Thursday, Oct. 6 Duncan practitioner Lori Belilove will bring her company to perform at Drexel at 7 pm. All venues are accessible by public transportation. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to understand one of the groundbreaking artists in 20th century dance.