Isadora Duncan: "Dance and Love - my life"
• Isadora Duncan: "Dance and Love - my life"
May 27 marked the 140th anniversary of the birth of the famous dancer, queen of "modern" dance, Sergei Yesenin Isadora Duncan's wife. Fate took her only 50 years old, she had a lot of novels, but she got married only once - for Yesenin. The second half of it to find it was not possible, and the whole life is one of the most desirable women felt very alone.
She said: "Dance and Love - my life." Contemporaries asserted that love "gave her the strength to live, and killed." And although the love of her life was a lot of happiness and it is to no avail. Parents of Isadora Duncan divorced when she was a baby, and the mother of four children alone. Mary Dora was a music teacher. "It was her own beautiful and restless spirit made us artists", - said Isadora Duncan. It is possible that the aversion to marriage in her childhood caused her parents' example. "All my childhood seemed to have passed under the gloomy shadow of the mysterious father, about whom no one spoke, and the terrible word" divorce "imprinted on the sensitive subcortical my mind", - she said.
According to the most Isadora, she also decided at age 12 that he would fight "against the marriage, for the liberation of women, for the right of every woman to have a child or more children when she wants it." And these principles she checked on their own experience. But in fact, the dancer is not married not because of their beliefs, but rather, because none of its elected representatives was not ready to start a family. She admitted: "I have always remained faithful to her lover, and probably would not have left any one of them, if they had remained faithful to me. Falling in love with them again, I love them today, and forever. "
In 18 years, she first wanted to get married. Pole Myrotske Ivan was one of the first admirers of her talent. Later dancer recalled: "He was one of the crowd, in front of which I danced in those days, knew my dancing and my music ... I had not yet come into contact with any of the physical effects of love, and it was a long time before I found out about that passion that I inspired Myrotske. This man of about forty-five fell madly, madly in naive innocent girl who I was then ... I'm still not quite up in arms to defend free love, for which fought afterwards. " At that time, Isadora was ready to get married, but suddenly it became clear that her choice is already married. Heartbroken dancer gone from Chicago to London, where she began her meteoric career.
In 1902, the first solo concert of 25-year-old Isadora Duncan in Budapest. There she met 27-year-old Hungarian actor Oscar cherish, who became her first lover. He proposed to her, they were even engaged, but a week before the wedding, he was invited to shoot in Madrid, and he chose a career getting married, having loosed the engagement. After this, Isadora vowed "never to leave the art for the sake of love."
Gordon Craig and Isadora Duncan
Gordon Craig and Isadora Duncan
After 4 years of the dancer met theater director Gordon Craig. They began an affair, Isadora daughter, Deirdre, after which it demanded that the elect to marry her. But he refused and threw it, and soon married his old friend. This alliance fell apart because Craig wanted the dancer left his artistic career. "To live with him meant to renounce his art, from the person, moreover, may be, and from life itself and reason. Live without it meant to be in a constant state of despondency, tormented by jealousy, for which, alas, I seemed to have all the bases. "
Paris Eugene Singer
Isadora Duncan had always dreamed about his own dance school for children, and to fulfill the dream helped her admirer, Paris Eugene Singer, son of the famous manufacturer of sewing machines, one of the richest men in Europe. They had a son, Patrick, and dancer felt absolutely happy, "After all, kids are more than my art, a thousand times more than the love of any man, and crowned filled my life with happiness," - she confessed. But soon the 6-year-old Deirdre and 3-year-old Patrick died by drowning in the Seine fallen in the car, and Paris Singer left her.
Isadora Duncan and Sergei Yesenin
After the death of children dancer found solace in the arms of a young Italian sculptor, she even gave birth to his child, but the boy only lived a few days. After that, she in 1921 went to Russia and met with the poet Sergei Yesenin, who soon became her first husband. At that time, Isadora was almost 45 years old. And this marriage is not brought her happiness, two years later they parted. At the end of 1925 Yesenin was killed, and after him one and a half years had passed away, and Isadora Duncan.
Isadora Duncan and her first and only husband, Sergei Yesenin
The famous dancer Isadora Duncan