BAREFOOT DANCER by Barbara O’Connor

BAREFOOT DANCER

The Story of Isadora Duncan
Age Range: 9 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 An evenhanded biography of the famed dancer and choreographer, Isadora Duncan. In clear, accessible language, O'Connor traces the life of her subject from her unconventional childhood in 19th- century San Francisco through her many travels, triumphs, and tragedies in both Europe and America. Much is made of Duncan's innovations as a dancer, but a more extensive discussion on ballet dancing at the time would have been helpful to place her achievements in context. The photographs, while excellent, are too sparse and too small; they would have profited from being enlarged in both format and number. Still, a useful text about an important contributor to the rhetoric of modernism. Notes; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 9-12)

Pub Date: July 6th, 1994
ISBN: 0-87614-807-0
Page count: 96pp
Publisher: Carolrhoda
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 1994




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