Patricia Ward, Producer of Muses of Modern DanceDear Patron,

I am Patricia W. Ward, Executive Producer and Director of Muses Of Modern Dance™, referred to as MOMD for your reading ease throughout the rest of this letter. The following serves to introduce you to MOMD, highlight the importance of our work and encourage you to engage MOMD to present this unique and historically significant performance within your venue. As a dancer, dance educator and dance historian I, for many years, envisioned a coming together of contemporary exponents to portray the three American iconic modern dance founders, Isadora Duncan, Loie Fuller and Ruth St. Denis. That vision became a reality in May, 2010.

Muses Of Modern Dance™ weaves an enduring dance tapestry, threading, blending and knotting the past to the future of modern dance. Audiences are inspired to experience dance history and innovation through a contemporary lens. Premier modern dance exponents, Jeanne Bresciani and Livia Vanaver reanimating Isadora Duncan and Ruth St. Denis respectively and Jody Sperling inspired by the works of Loie Fuller, command the quintessential nature of this legendary American modern dance trio. The tour de force performance portrayals given by Bresciani, Sperling and Vanaver are reborn within the Muses Of Modern Dance™.

The repertoire within MOMD is rich and varied. Currently, Duncan’s Roses from the South, Ode To Aphrodite and Marche Heroique, Jody Sperling's choreography of The Elements and Clair de lune in the tradition of Loie Fuller, and St. Denis’ White Jade, Peacock and Bakawali Nautch are being offered. MOMD offers the theatre performance opportunity as well as educational workshops and master classes conducted by Bresciani, Sperling and Vanaver. Workshops and master classes are adaptable for participants within the academic as well as general public populations.

America’s pre-eminent modern dance revolutionaries Isadora Duncan, Loie Fuller, and Ruth St. Denis emancipated the world of dance through their artistic passion, primacy of vision and an intuitive conception of art beyond the superficial. At the turn of the 20th Century, these American female dancers were at the forefront of artistic and feminist enlightenment. They were not simply innovators of a worldwide trend but true patriot founders of a distinct new art form discovered by Americans here on our own soil, suited to the American spirit and steeped in the values of beauty, truth, strength and freedom. Duncan, Fuller, and St. Denis shattered traditional conventions of dance to mold it toward the forms in which we appreciate them today.

I look forward to speaking with you concerning this refreshingly entertaining and educational programme.
Be at the forefront as you become the catalyst for Muses Of Modern Dance™ audiences.

Best Regards,
Patricia W. Ward, Executive Producer

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