PBS SoCal has produced a half-hour documentary celebrating Isadora, the moving work of dance theater created for and starring the spectacular Russian ballerina Natlia Osipova, which had its world premiere in Segerstrom Hall on August 10, 2018 as part of the 2018-2019 International Dance Series.
Maria Hall-Brown hosts the LAaRT presentation, that includes interviews with Segerstrom Center Executive Vice Judy Morr, Sergei Danilian, president of Ardani Artists and Isadora choreographer Vladimir Varnava.
The program concludes with an abridged version of the ballet for those who did not see it and for those who will enjoy re-experiencing this beautiful new work commissioned by the Center.
LAaRT will air the documentary this Friday, November 23 on PBS SoCal at 8:30 p.m.
An American venue, an award-winning Russian choreographer (Vladimir Varnava), a renowned Russian ballerina (Natalia Osipova), 20 international dancers, and the story of a woman whom many call the Mother of Modern Dance, Isadora Duncan. Segerstrom Center for the Arts commissioned the full-length work Isadora, which held its world premiere here in the US before heading to Moscow. A co-production with Ardani Artists, Isadora follows the fascinating genius from her early life and career in the United States through her loves, passions and sudden, untimely death. The story of creating this work and a chance to enjoy a portion of this remarkable performance.