Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Isadora Duncan At The Portal Of The Parthenon

Isadora Duncan at the portal of the Parthenon, Athens, in a 1921 photograph by Edward Steichen.

George Balanchine witnessed one Duncan performance—and for him that was enough. Balanchine’s verdict on Duncan: “a drunk fat woman who for hours was rolling around like a pig”.


  1. She was also an irrepressible, ravenously cyclostomatous communist slut.

  2. Isadora and I were never close.

    It may have had something to do with the fact that she died decades before I was born.