Commission by the Royal Ballet Company

Ballet in two acts about the dancer Isadora Duncan

  • 2(pic)2(ca)2(bcl,Eb)+asx(tsx).2/432+btbn.1/timp.3perc/pf(cel).hp/str; Chorus on tp
  • 2 hr

Programme Note


The story of the revolutionary dancer Isadora Duncan,including pastiche of the music used by Isadora at her public performances; elsewhere the score is reminiscent of popular cafe and dance music played during Isadora’s lifetime. Original passages in the score accompany those parts of the ballet concerned with the emotional turmoil of Isadora’s private life. The ballet was originally choreographed by Kenneth MacMillan.