$25 for both sessions • $15 for one (you will want to do both!)
LOIS ANN FLOOD Bay Area Duncan dance historian / teacher / performer has been invited back to Park Hall to teach this extraordinary workshop. Lois has been performing the exquisite dances of Isadora Duncan for over 20 years. Her interpretations are widely recognized for their dynamic, expressive and dramatic qualities. She is also acknowledged for her sensitive and profound musicality as she creates visual music through movement. She has performed and taught master classes in NYC, Paris and San Francisco. Lois is well known in the Northern California area, where she performs lecture/dance programs at theaters, museums, and colleges.
Lois has previously performed her lecture demonstration/concerts at Park Hall and taught a successful workshop at the Senior Center several years ago. We are thrilled she has agreed to come back to do this 4-hour workshop!
Join us in a reception following the workshop to honor Lois.
Photo: Lois Ann Flood • by Robert A Fischer
(Subject to adjustments)
Session I • 1:00–2:00 PM
Warm up and intro/refresher to the Duncan style of natural movement which was originally learned from Isadorables: Irma and Anna Duncan.
Session 2 • 2:15–4:00 PM
Two dances from Isadora Duncan’s Repertory:
Rose Petal dance which Isadora felt most expressed her soul.
The Furies, a more dramatic, emotional dance which is based on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.
Reception honoring Lois Ann Flood • 4:00–5:00 PM
$5 donation for public attendees (helps with refreshments)
Free to those participating in the workshop
During the reception and time permitting, Lois has short films to share with us. Rare footage of Isadora dancing (a different one from the garden party short film), footage of an interview with Anna Duncan about Isadora’s method of teaching/philosophy, and footage of Maria Theresa Duncan dancing at age 20. There will be Isadora Duncan books to look through from Lois’ collection and Connie’s including Joanna Gewertz Harris’ 2009 book, Beyond Isadora: Bay Area Dancing 1915-1965. Also, Lois has her own newly published art book called, Lolsadora with photography by Robert A Fischer. We may even include some of the dancers from the workshop informally showing a few phrases from the two dances that were taught.