It may seem a stretch to describe an ensemble devoted to performing a repertoire a hundred years old now as avant-garde, but the vision of Isadora Duncan is still eminently cutting edge. Thanks to Andrea Seidel, a fourth generation Duncan dancer, and her inspirational company of fifth generation dancers, Miami’s the place to be to view authentic performances of Duncan’s work.
Voted Best Small Dance Company, Miami BeachSun Post, 2001, 2002,2003
Bambi Anderson was mesmerizing as the clawing, tortured soul in Furies, as was the entire company in the simply constructed Dubinushka and Warshavianka—an ode to the indomitable power of the human spirit—which remains spine-tingling.
The Miami Herald, 2002
…the troupe…upheld Duncan’s philosophy by lovingly reconstructing her work. The performers’ commitment turned that heritage into a vital presence….They managed to bolster an ambition that—with sweat on the brow and a rhapsody in the heart—humanity can march toward a brighter horizon.
South Florida Sun Sentinel, 2002
…the pleasures of watching Isadora Duncan’s choreography are luscious ones, especially as done by Miami’s Isadora Duncan Dance Ensemble…the young troupe danced with a fullness and commitment that filled these pieces with sensuality of the purest sort.
The Miami Herald, 1998
…the Ensemble captured the true classical Greek essence of Duncan’s choreography.
Incandescent, beautifully trained, young dancers…They embodied Isadora’s vision of innocence, but at the same time, they had been coached to move with immense integrity.
Ensemble Director Andrea Mantell-Seidel’s performance in “Mother” demonstrated why she remains one of the best Duncan-style dancers. Watching her was like watching the history of dance unfold.
…a labor of love for Mantell-Seidel…They are a winsome, fresh faced lot with notable expansiveness of the upper body…the dancer’s buoyancy and velvety use of their shoulders and arms was especially apparent in the early Duncan works…
I certainly would recommend this company to any presenter looking for an enchanting performance of authentic Isadora Duncan.
Jenneth Webster, New York Lincoln Center Festival Out-of-Doors, 1995
The Miami-based Isadora Duncan Dance Ensemble delighted us with beautifully crafted renditions of Duncan’s 90 year-old studies to waltzes and nocturnes by Schubert, Chopin, and Strauss.
The Village Voice, 1995
…Mesmerized the eye and enchanted the heart in Andrea Seidel’s love lavished settings of works by Isadora Duncan.
Dancers in this trailor:
Andrea Mantell Seidel
Maribel Gonzalez Brito
ISADORA DUNCAN DANCE
TECHNIQUE AND REPERTORY
Andrea Mantell Seidel
Michelle Vazquez Kickasola