Friday Film Break: Rare 1932 Footage of Isadora Duncan's "The Cherubim"

The original Isadora Duncan dancers ("The Isadorables") first performed at the Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers, New York, in 1923, and the tradition continued with a repeat performance in 1932. Almost a century after their debut, Duncan's choreography returned to the gardens last week when Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company danced at the same site.

This video contrasts the past and the present: It shows rare historical snippets of the original dancers performing Duncan's 1902 piece The Cherubim at the gardens' amphitheater in 1932, as well as Belilove's production of the same work in 2020.

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CalArts dance students. Photo by Josh S. Rose, Courtesy CalArts

4 Reasons Interdisciplinary Education Can Make You a Stronger Dancer, According to CalArts

After years spent training in their childhood studio, it can be hard for dancers to realize exactly how many pathways there are toward career success. The School of Dance at CalArts aims to show its students all of them.

Built with the intention to break barriers and bend the rules, CalArts' interdisciplinary curriculum ensures that students take classes that cover an entire spectrum of artistic approaches. The result? A dance program that gives you much more than just dance.

Last week, Dance Magazine caught up with Kevin Whitmire, assistant director of admission for CalArts School of Dance, and recent alum Kevin Zambrano for the inside scoop on how an interdisciplinary curriculum can make you a stronger artist. Watch the full event below, and read on for the highlights.

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