Isadora

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Ballet: Work details

Choreographer: Kenneth MacMillan
Director: Kenneth MacMillan
Composer: Richard Rodney Bennett
Music title: Isadora (1981)
Scenario: Gillian Freeman
Work definition: Ballet in two acts
Notes: Dialogue taken by Mary Miller from: 'Your Isadora' by Francis Steegmuller, 'Isadora' by Sewell Stokes, 'My Life' by Isadora Duncan, 'Isadora Duncan: The Russian Years' by Ilya Ilyitch Schneider, 'Isadora Duncan's Russian Days' by Irma Duncan and Allan Macdougall, 'The Real Isadora' by Victor Seroff. The translation of Sergei Esenin's poetry is from 'Isadora and Esenin'. Kenneth MacMillan dedicated this ballet to 'Miss Phyllis Adams, who taught me to love all kinds of dancing'.
World premiere: 30 April 1981, The Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
ROH premiere: 30 April 1981, The Royal Ballet
ROH company premiere: 30 April 1981, The Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Productions
Isadora (1981) The Royal Ballet (18 performances online)