'Love, Isadora,' play about influential dancer, at SUNY Potsdam Oct. 21
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 11:47 am

POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam's Department of Theatre and Dance will host a "one night only" performance of "Love, Isadora," by Rick Foster, a play about the early modern dancer Isadora Duncan, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21 in Dunn Theater.

The play's namesake, Isadora Duncan (1877-1927), began formulating her own philosophy of dance after being introduced to the philosophy of Frederick Nietzsche as a young woman. She argued that "the dance of the future" would be similar to the dance of the ancient Greeks--natural and free. Believing that ballet deformed the body, Duncan advocated its abolition. She considered any art that was not religious to be "mere merchandise."

In this production, actress Lori Russo portrays Isadora Duncan--a role for which she won the 2008 Elly Award from the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance for best actress in a drama. Tracy Eisenberg, the choreographer of "Love, Isadora," is an alumna of SUNY Potsdam's Department of Theatre and Dance, where she completed her degree in Dance and English Writing in 2001.

Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for SUNY Potsdam faculty and staff and senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Tickets will be sold at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m., and can be purchased in advance at 267-2556 or visiting the Department of Theatre and Dance Office in Satterlee Hall Room 238.