The American dancer Isadora Duncan in a special Exhibition in Genoa

The Gallery of Modern Art in the town of Nervi (near Genoa, in the Region of Liguria) is placed in the 16th-century Villa Saluzzo and it preserves over 2,500 pieces of art: paintings, sculptures, drawings and engravings which date back to the 19th century until contemporary age. Now it waits for you on the occasion of this great event.

As a matter of fact, the gallery hill host from September to December 2010 an exhibition dedicated to the beautiful dancer Isadora Duncan entitled Isadora Duncan in Italia, Un mito della danza sulle rive del Mediterraneo.

Such an exhibition will tell about the period Duncan stayed in Italy since 1906, when Gordon Craig was designing his innovative scenographies for the new theater movement of Eleonora Duse, who left the writer D’Annunzio and decided to update her artistic repertoire.

The exhibition’s organizers Maria Flora Giubilei and Eleonora Barbara Nomellini wanted to retrace her stay in Italy after the tragic death of her two children, who drowned in the Seine in 1913. She couldn’t stay in Paris anymore and so decided to travel and go to Italy, in the city of Trieste, Venice and on the Versilia Coast (Tuscany), where she spent the time with her friend Eleonora Duse.

And it was just the famous actress who introduced Isadora to the painter Plinio Nomellini, who saw her dancing on the beach of Viareggio and painted her dozen of portraits. She seemed to be a dragonfly while dancing. This was the period in which Isadora started dancing again: this was possible thanks to the presence of important friends and her love for the sculptor Romano Romanelli, who dedicated her many portraits.

A beautiful story, a unique personage in its kind, who just had dance in her veins. Isadora Duncan comes back in Italy, from September to December 2010 at the Gallery of Modern Art in Genoa Nervi.

It could be a perfect occasion for visiting the wonderful city of Genoa, the old harbor renewed by the architect Renzo Piano, the museums, narrow streets, squares, and the sea.

For further information about Genoa and Liguria Region, please have a look at the online tourist guide to Liguria:

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