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Isadora Now: Triple Bill

Viviana Durante Company

 Viviana Durante Company: Isadora Now photo by David Scheinmann

A remarkable evening of performance paying tribute to the American dancer Isadora Duncan, a timeless feminist icon who made work that enabled women to express themselves physically on their own terms.

To open, the rarely seen Dance of the Furies created by Duncan in 1911 to exemplify daring, courage and ambition, qualities that were widely disapproved of in female dancers at the time. Next the challenging Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan by Frederick Ashton.  And to close, a new and fearless group piece by choreographer Joy Alpuerto Ritter set to specially composed live music by Lih Qun Wong.

Viviana Durante directs an all-female ensemble in a show celebrating one of Duncan’s biggest legacies – a freedom of movement and spirit that has inspired artists and thinkers everywhere – while introducing original dance profoundly influenced by that same revolution today.

Update: Due to injury Viviana Durante will not be performing. Her role in Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan will be performed by Begoña Cao.

1 hour 10 mins, including an interval
Age guidance 8+ 

Post-show talk, Thu 27 Feb
Free to same-day ticket holders

Presented by the Barbican
New work by Joy Alpuerto Ritter co-commissioned by Viviana Durante Company and the Barbican


‘A stylish, thoughtful and bold production‘
‘An intense and vivid tribute. A revelation.‘
‘An outstanding new work, beautifully paced with fascinating original music‘
‘Isadora Now is a fascinating project, an intelligent and emotion-laden homage to a woman who changed the face of dance for ever.‘

Barbican Theatre