A red voice in 1922 in America : Isadora Duncan's last tour to her native land
Acıoğlu, Begüm İrem
Kohn, Edward P.
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This thesis focuses on Isadora Duncan, one of the most influential and controversial figures of dancing in the early 20th century both in the United States and in Europe. Although she is known as one of the pioneers of the modern dance, this thesis concentrates on her scandalous and unsuccessful visit to the United States in 1922 and why it turned out to be a disaster. By using her autobiography My Life and the books written by the ones closest to her, as well as the newspaper articles, my thesis will try to demonstrate that in an atmosphere that stressed conformity and conservatism following the First Red Scare of 1919-20, her Soviet affiliations and her thoughts on nudity were the reasons behind her unsuccessful tour and her decision not to come back to the United States again.
The First Red Scare
United States of America
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