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Jeanne Bresciani & The Isadora Duncan International Institute Dancers

The dances preserved and enlivened by the dancers of this institute stem from Isadora Duncan, the mother,

matriarch and matrix of Modern Dance via the complete American lineage in performance from Maria-Theresa,

Anna and Irma Duncan and pedagogical influence from Anita Zahn. Maria-Theresa Duncan, the adopted

daughter of Isadora, the “last dancing Isadorable,” continued in her art fifty years beyond her adoptive sisters to

found the Isadora Duncan International Institute (IDII) in 1977.

Jeanne Bresciani Has Been Hailed By The International Press As:

“The foremost interpreter of Duncan’s dance in North America”

“The Divine in Motion”

“The keeper of the Duncan Flame”

“The standard bearer of the Duncan tradition”

“A force to be reckoned with”

“Dynamo of the Dance”

“The essence of the reincarnation of Isadora Duncan”

“The true heiress of Isadora Duncan’s intuitions and revolutionary ideas”

“If there is a style called ‘Neo-classical Avant-garde’, Jeanne Bresciani is the living embodiment of it.”

Jeanne Bresciani by. Roberto Sisini - Copy.jpg

The IDII Dancers, Resident Ensemble Company,

Performs to Great Acclaim:

“Isadora, Adored…” 2011

“Placed in a garden or simply on a lawn, Duncan’s dances swell in meaning. They grow from

miniatures of beauty to vessels that retain the secrets of the universe…” 2005

“Isadora Duncan enchanted audiences in the early 20th century. And thanks to artists like

Jeanne Bresciani, Duncan still enchants today…these dancers along with a cadre of young,

capable adherents, transfixed. Not only did they carry off Duncan’s original works with purity,

they were transformed. So too was the audience — astonished by Bresciani, in particular, who

once again appeared as Duncan’s reincarnate.” 2011

“Performing to a sold-out house, the Chopin works were breathtakingly performed by Bresciani

and company, dancing with intense emotion that elegantly expressed a panoply of feelings,

leaving the audience in a trance.” 2012

“All conspired to forge an unforgettable experience in works by Bresciani and Duncan at

Kaatsbaan with Bresciani and Company delivering the mythic and the magical in Isis to Isadora.”



Jerome L. Greene Foundation -Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation - Trust for Mutual Understanding - National Endowment for the Arts - Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation

Hearst Corporation - New York State Council for the Arts - The Billy Rose Foundation - Private Donors

Recent Performances

Isadora Duncan & The Muse Through Time with Spirito Nuovo

Casa Monica Bernini

July 3rd, 2021

Asolo, Italy

Toward a Delphic Ideal

Delphi Palace Amphitheater

June 25th, 2021

Delphi, Greece

Isadora Duncan & The Delphic Flame

Museum of the Delphic Festivals

June 22nd, 2021

Delphi, Greece

Isadora Duncan & The Garb of the Soul at Danza in Rete Festival

Inauguration of DANZARCHIVIO

Teatro Comunale Citta di Vicenza

February 21st, 2020

Vicenza, Italy

Isadora Duncan & Frederic Chopin: In a Lasting Luminescence of Music and Dance

Consulate General of the Republic of Poland, Montreal, Canada

November 22nd, 2019

Isadora in the Glory of the House of Pisani

Villa Pisani

Stra, Italy

June 1st, 2019

Carnevale di Venezia Performance Series:

Isadora in the Aura of Ecstasy

La Fondation Singer-Polignac & Les Amis de Winnaretta Singer

Palazzo Contarini-Polignac

Venice, Italy

2018, 2019, 2020

Emozione in Maschera

Gran Ballo Mascheranda

Palazzo Pisani-Moretta

Venice, Italy

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

A Pageantry of Music & Dance A Palazzo

Circolo Societa dell’Unione di Venezia

Venice, Italy

February 27th, 2019

Frederic Chopin & Isadora Duncan Performance Series:

In The Theatre of Love

Museum of Romanticism

Opinogora, Poland

October 13th, 2018

The Natural, the Passional and the


Chopin Museum

Warsaw, Poland

October 10th, 2018

Frederic Chopin & Isadora Duncan:

In the Transformative Landscape of the Arts

Villa Artes Liberales, University of Warsaw

Warsaw, Poland

October 11th, 2018



Lincoln Center - The British Museum - The Phillips Collection - Winnipeg Art Gallery - The Delphi Museum - The Pushkin Library - Smithsonian Institute - Wagner Society - Goethe House - The Dante Alighieri Society - Terni Opera House - Spoleto Festival - Rhineland Castles & Throne Room Tour - The Joyce Theatre - The New Parthenon, Tokyo - Massey Hall - National Theatre, Rio de Janeiro - Teatro Nuovo, Torino - National Dance Theatre, Budapest - Gioventu Musicale Italiana, Bergamo - Teatro Carcano, Milan - Vignale Danza - Kaatsbaan International Dance Center - Palazzo Pisani Moretta - Palazzo Contarini Polignac - Villa Pisani, Stra - Teatro Comunale di Vicenza - Seoul Olympic Festival - United Nations General Assembly - The Chopin Museum - The Museum of Romanticism, Poland

Archaeological Sites throughout Greece & Sicily

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