A production rich in the works of Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, ancient Greek poetess Sappho, as well as Cynthia Word, Wild Hearts: Sappho and Isadora combines works of the early moderns with dramatic readings for the inspirational Sappho poetry, as well as an original suite of dances, entitled Suite Sappho.

Photo by Tann Chesney

Photo by Tann Chesney

 
Photo by Tann Chesney

Photo by Tann Chesney

Photo by Tann Chesney

Photo by Tann Chesney

Photo by Tann Chesney

Photo by Tann Chesney

Photo by Tann Chesney

Photo by Tann Chesney

Photo by Tann Chesney

Photo by Tann Chesney

 

The Production Team

Choreography: Cynthia Word
Lighting Design: Lynn Joslin
Costume Design: Rhonda Keys
Re-staging: Jeanne Bresciani

The Artists

Dancers: Vanessa Carmichael-Elder, Nicole McClam, Sophie Mitrisin, Sarah Stoodley, Cynthia Word, Ingrid Zimmer
Guest Artist: Jeanne Bresciani
Actor: Jenifer Deal
Musician: Marcia Daft


Reviews

“Word’s own Suite Sappho in which maidens loosely attired skipped, traipsed and dallied to music by Vasily Tsabropoulos and translations of Sappho poems. Vanessa Carmichael-Elder, Sophie Mitrisin and Sarah Stoodley were the maidens led by emphatic Ingrid Zimmer.”
- George Jackson, Danceview Times