Isadora Duncan took dance from its roots and made into her own art form

Isadora Duncan took dance from its roots and made into her own art form. She was able to develop her own ideas of style for free and natural movements that came from classical Greek, social dances, nature, and social dances. She also had a new approach to American flexibility that included running, jumping, skipping, tossing, and leaping. Duncan’s ideas for dance differed from ballet and its stiff techniques and was closer to natural movements of the body. Isadora restored dance into an art form and made it more than just entertainment.
Isadora took emotions and movement and connected them with her own ideas. She spent many days and nights in the dance studio trying to find the right dance that would communicate expression through the body and its movements.
Isadora thought that dance was an expression of life which could be happiness or sadness. Isadora’s ideas came from the ancient Greece and the American’s love for freedom. Isadora was very feminine and her sexuality came from her inner feelings and her body. This was shown with her costumes, her bare feet, and her expression with body movements.