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Today’s Quote

You were once wild. Don’t let them tame you.

Isadora Duncan

From New York to London, Paris to Moscow, Isadora Duncan danced her way across the world. Never one to be restricted by the rigidity of traditional ballet or the limitations of commercial performance, Duncan developed her own unique vision of dance — one inspired by nature, athleticism, and classical Greek art. “My inspiration,” she once said, “has been drawn from trees, from waves, from clouds, from the sympathies that exist between passion and the storm, between gentleness and the soft breeze.” Duncan wanted to reconnect movement with emotion — “seeking that dance which might be the divine.” Following her own advice here, the “mother of modern dance,” as she became known, created an art form that was untamed, wild, and free.