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Isadora Duncan

Duncan was a pioneer of modern dance. Though born in the US, she was never very popular there. It was in Europe where she achieved great acclaim. An innovator and liberator of expressive movement, Duncan rejected the conventions of classical ballet and gave lecture-demonstrations of what she called "the dance of the future." Inspired by the drama of ancient Greece, she danced barefoot while wearing revealing Greek tunics and flowing scarves. How did her fondness for scarves lead to her death? More...
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Her dance was absolutely amazing
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I saw her tomb at the Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.
I could have been so close to her...
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Duncan's fondness for flowing scarves was a contributing factor to her death in an automobile accident in Nice, France, when she was a passenger in an Amilcar. Her silk scarf, draped around her neck, became entangled around the open-spoked wheels and rear axle, breaking her neck.[
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I've always felt attracted to this notorious dancer, so I appreciate this opportunity to dive into her life and dance. A brave woman, as I see it - someone capable of living the life she wanted in spite of all the obstacles life itself planted along her way.
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Duncan's fondness for flowing scarves was a contributing factor to her death in an automobile accident in Nice, France, when she was a passenger in an Amilcar. Her silk scarf, draped around her neck, became entangled around the open-spoked wheels and rear axle, breaking her neck.
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> what she called "the dance of the future."
> Inspired by the drama of ancient Greece,

Make every post as if it was the first one in the thread.
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Life was cruel with Isadora....

In 1913, Duncan announced her retirement from the stage following the death of two of her children in a car accident. The New York Times reported that the grief-stricken mother said that once she had taken time to recover from the shock of losing her children, she would join the Bulgarian Red Cross and care for sick individuals as a hospital nurse. However, she ultimately returned to dancing and choreography.

Like her children before her, Isadora Duncan was killed in an car accident. On Sept. 19, 1927, she was sitting in a convertible car wearing a long, trailing scarf. As the car was moving, the scarf became entangled in the rear wheel of the vehicle; Duncan was strangled and pulled from the automobile.
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Scarves are dangerous. And they serve no purpose.
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MechPebbles wrote:
Scarves are dangerous. And they serve no purpose.


Long hair also causes trouble. Check this news:
Italian Woman, Caterina Alzetta, Killed In Car Crash 'After Long Hair Got Stuck In Steering Wheel'

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/07/29/caterina-alzetta-killed_n_5629522.html
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The interesting information about Isadora Duncan was very sad to know...
She died very early and still was inducted into the Hall of Fame...
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What a glorious life with a sad end
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her life is kind of like her father's career, glorious with sad end
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