San Francico in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
1878 – 1927
America’s Genius of Dance
was born on this site.
She created a new art form, liberating the dance as an expression of life. She believed and taught that “no education is complete without the dance” since “movements are as eloquent as words.” “The dance of the future... shall dance the freedom of women... the highest intelligence in the freest (sic) body”... ”The dance will not belong to a nation but to all humanity.”
Location. 37° 47.234′ N, 122° 24.7′ W. Marker is in San Francico, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Taylor Street near Derby Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 515 Taylor Street, San Francisco CA 94133, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hotel Winton (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Native Sons Building (about 500 feet away); Metropolitan Club (about 700 feet away); Unsung Heros (approx. 0.2 miles away); History of Union Square Dancing, Roller Skating & Bowling (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hotel Drake (approx. 0.2 miles away); B'nai Brith (approx. 0.2 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Isadora Duncan (1877-1927). Angela Isadora Duncan was born in 1877 in San Francisco, California. As a child she studied ballet, Delsarte technique and burlesque forms like skirt dancing. She began her professional career in Chicago in 1896, where she met the theatrical producer Augustin Daly. Soon after, Duncan joined his his touring company, appearing in roles ranging from one of the fairies in a "Mid-summer Night's Dream" to one of the quartet girls in "The Giesha." (Submitted on February 22, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Dancer Isadora Duncan is killed in car accident - This Day in History. On September 14, 1927, dancer Isadora Duncan is strangled in Nice, France, when the enormous silk scarf she is wearing gets tangled in the rear hubcaps of her open car... Duncan lived a self-consciously bohemian, eccentric life offstage as well: She was a feminist and a Darwinist, an advocate of free love and a Communist. (For this, her American citizenship was revoked in the early 1920s.) (Submitted on February 22, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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