II International Festival 2018
From 12 to 14 May 2018, the II International Festival of Plastic Dance, dedicated to the memory of Isadora Duncan, was held at the RUDN International Cultural Center. The festival was attended by Duncan's studios, music movement studios, art movement studios, students from music and theater departments of colleges and universities.
The first master-class was held by Meg Brooker together with a dance group of students from Middle Tennessee State University, USA. All festival participants were fascinated by the movements of their American colleagues and willingly accepted their energy flows. Following Valentina Nikolaevna Ryazanova held a master class "Basics of Russian Dance", which demonstrated the Russian approach to the musical movement.
During the lecture "Musical movement as an artistic dance practice" by Aida Aylamazyan, the participants of the festival learned a lot about how Duncan's ideas were perceived by the dance culture of the world. Isadora Duncan became the founder of a new dance direction "free dance". Modern dance, rhythmic gymnastics, the method of musical movement, harmonic gymnastics of Lyudmila Alekseeva and other plastic trends originate from Duncan's work. These art of dance styles were demonstrated at the concert "For All Ages".
The next day of the festival, six studios took part in Gala-concert: "Isadora" RUDN, the Studio of the Artistic Movement CDU (Central House of Scientists of the Russian Academy of Sciences), Center of Musical Development "Heptakhor", the Duncan Studio "Dance o Dora", Duncan Center of St. Petersburg, the studio "Alyy parus", Center of "Radonezh". The ensemble "Ritmy druzhby" closed the festival.

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