Moderna

La Biblioteca del Congreso, en Washington, esconde algunas imágenes verdaderamante impactantes de Isadora Duncan. Flotando en el interior de sus túnicas, muestra las piernas desnudas y se atreve a bailarlo todo; se le considera precursora de la Modern Dance porque rompió todos los moldes. Básicamente, hizo lo que le vino en gana, lo que incluía mostrar su hermosa celulitis.

IsadoraLoCSin embargo, la pobre Isadora no persiguió la modernidad, sino la autenticidad; se reclinó sobre el pensamiento antiguo, buscó la estética griega y se rebozó de naturaleza.

En general, basta con mirar atrás para avanzar hacia adelante, dejando a los listillos en la cuneta. Tomemos nota.

Griega1The Library of Congress, in Washington DC, keeps some amazing pictures of Isadora Duncan; wearing a tunic, she shows her bare legs and dares to dance anything. She is considered as a precursor of the Modern Dance because she broke the mould. She mainly did whatever she wanted, including to show her beautiful cellulite.

The funny thing is that she never intended to be modern, but to go back to authenticity. She leaned back on the ancient thought, searched for the old Greek aesthetic and dipped herself into Nature.

Too often it is enough to look back in order to move forward, leaving those wise-guys to the wayside. Good thing to remember.

*Images: Isadora Duncan dancing © Arnold Genthe, from a negative taken between 1915 and 1923. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington DC, 20540, U.S.A. Plaster cast from Hellenistic Period cameo by Paoletti (1899). Museo de Reproducciones Artísticas, Valladolid (Spain) © Elna Matamoros, 2012.

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