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Duncan Dancer, An Autobiography, Irma Duncan Jan 1966

Duncan Dancer, An Autobiography, Irma Duncan

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Born Irma Dorette Henriette Erich-Grimme (1897–1977), in Hamburg, Germany, Irma was one of six young girls, later called the Isadorables, taken in by Isadora Duncan. All six girls took Duncan’s name legally. Thus was born: Irma Duncan.

Duncan Dancer, an Autobiography is a valuable resource, describing Irma's early career with Isadora Duncan and the Isadorables, through her time as a teacher taking students on tours to perform throughout the world.

Today, many of her letters, photographs, notebooks, programs, clippings from newspapers and magazines, and other materials form the Irma Duncan Collection, one of the most precious holdings ...


The Language Of Dance, Mary Wigman Jan 1966

The Language Of Dance, Mary Wigman

The NEH/Mellon Open Book Program, Dance Titles – open access Ebooks

Born Karoline Sophie Marie Wiegmann (1886–1973) in Hanover, Germany, Mary Wigman was a founder of modern dance in Europe. She studied with Emile Jacques-Dalcroze and Rudolf von Laban. She is the author of two books published by Wesleyan University Press: The Language of Dance, translated by Walter Sorell (1966), and The Mary Wigman Book: Her Writings (1975).

Mary Wigman was one of the most celebrated dancer/choreographers of the modern era, and was an iconic figure in Weimar German culture. She was known for her incorporation of non-Western instrumentation and dance, as well as for pioneering work in dance ...