Tórtola Valencia - Modernism and Exoticism In Early Twentieth Century Dance

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Tórtola Valencia (1882-1955) was a solo dancer of the early twentieth century during the magic time of the Belle Époque (1880-1914). A classic dancer in the mode of Isadora Duncan and Ruth St. Denis, she had an eclectic repertoire that included Oriental, biblical, Spanish, and other exotic subjects, as well as classical musical interpretations characterized by free, natural, expressive movement, such as in Chopin’s Funeral March and Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite. Her philosophy of dance as the expression of the soul through interpretation of classical music echoed that of Isadora Duncan, the fountainhead of modern dance, and of Maud Allan, the infamous Salomé dancer.
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  • By M Wyman
    Jul 6, 2013
    Iris Garland's recreation of the life and influence of this "consummate liar, prevaricator and self-inventor extraordinaire" is a remarkable and valuable addition to our understanding of the history of dance in modern times. Meticulously researched and, for anyone interested in the evolution of modernity in the arts, compulsively readable, the book carefully sets its central figure in a variety of cultural and aesthetic contexts and demonstrates convincingly how Valencia became, in the words of the book's editor Mary Fox, a "dancer as significant as any of the other legends associated in the west with the evolution of modern dance." Max Wyman, author of Dance Canada: An Illustrated History, and The Defiant Imagination: Why Culture Matters.
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