The Many Faces of Love (solo)

Dancer Stefani Schrimpf. Photographer Steve Wilson.
Dancer Stefani Schrimpf. Photographer Steve Wilson.

Choreography: Isadora Duncan
Music: Brahms

Although she danced solo concerts throughout her career, Isadora Duncan was convinced that the dance should adhere to the ideals of the ancient Greek theater where the function of the dancing chorus was to speak, not for one, but for all. Duncan’s early solos were set to the music of Schubert, Chopin and Brahms and combine her sense of innocence, romance and play in the burgeoning of her womanhood. She continued to expand her repertoire of almost autobiographical dance poems throughout her life until the tragic death of her children. She created the entire suite of Brahms Waltzes, The Many Faces of Love, as a series of love poems expressive of her rich and complex temperament to her lovers, Gordon Craig and Paris Singer, the fathers of her two children.

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