Duncan dancers

A dancer...

can give to the people
something that they can carry

with them forever.
They can never forget it,

and it has changed them,
though they may never know it.

- Isadora Duncan

Past events



Dances We Dance Present


A Dance and Music Concert

Spring Season

JUNE 3-5, 2022

Artistic Direction: Francesca Todesco


dances by

Isadora Duncan

Francesca Todesco

Special guest choreographer: Catherine Gallant


150 East 76th Street

New York, NY 10021

Friday June 3 - 7:30 pm

Saturday June 4 - 7:30 pm

Sunday June 5 - 3:00 pm


Kathleen Caragine

Colleen Edwards

Rosy Gentle

Margherita Tisato

Francesca Todesco


Amelia Dawe Sanders

Rebecca Seow


Nathaniel LaNasa (piano)

Isidora Vladic (piano)

Kristen Jermé (cello)

Tickets: $30 general, $20 student/senior

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Moving Visions presents

October 22-24, 2021
Actors Fund Arts Center

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As guest artists of Moving Visions, dancers from Dances we Dance will perform at the Actors Fund Arts Center on October 22-4, 2021 dances by Ted Shawn, Isadora Duncan & by DwD artistic director, Francesca Todesco.


Dances by

Loretta Thomas, Catherine Gallant, Francesca Todesco, Amelia Dawe Sanders

Isadora Duncan & Ted Shawn

with Pianist Candace Chien

October 22-24  (Fri/Sat. at 8:00 PM; Sunday at 3 PM)

Mark O'Donnell Theater at Actors Fund Arts Center

160 Schermerhorn St. Brooklyn, NY 11201


Tickets: $25; $18 for students/seniors


Reservations: https://thewell.brownpapertickets.com/

DwD dancers Kathleen Caragine, Colleen Edwards, Rosy Gentle & Margherita Tisato will perform:

-Ted Shawn's Choeur Danse

-Isadora Duncan's Sisters, Moment Musical, Three Graces

-Francesca Todesco's Reflets d'Allemagne - Vienne

Dances by Ruth St. Denis & Ted Shawn
September 30 - October 3, 2021
The Theatre at St. Jeans

photo: Francesca Todesco

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As guest artists of the Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble, dancers from Dances we Dance will perform at the Theatre of St. Jeans September 30-October 3, 2021 in a 1926 choreography by Ted Shawn, Choeur Danse, reconstructed by DwD artistic director, Francesca Todesco.

September 30-October 3  (Thurs/Fri/Sat. at 7:30 PM; Sunday at 3 PM)

Theatre at St. Jeans, 150 East 76th Street  (just east of Lexington Avenue)

(the theater is accessible down the flight of stairs on E 76th St., or by self-service elevator at the corner of Lexington & 76th St.)

Tickets: $35; $25 for students/seniors/dancers

Reservations: www.brownpapertickets.com

Dances and Dancers

Arthur Avilés, former member of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance and founder of BAAD!, will perform "Danse Américaine," (1923, Shawn);

PeiJu Chien-Pott, former principal dancer and current guest artist with the Martha Graham Dance Co, will perform "A Javanese Court Dancer" (1926, St. Denis);

Christine Dakin, former Artistic Director and longtime principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, will perform "Waltz/Liebestraum" (1922, St. Denis);

Antonio Fini, former member of the Martha Graham Dance Company, will perform "The Cosmic Dance of Siva" (1926, Ted Shawn);

Nina Jirka, member of the Vanaver Caravan, will perform "The Legend of the Peacock" staged for the Vanaver Caravan by Jane Sherman (1914, Ruth St. Denis);

Valentina Kozlova, former principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet and New York City Ballet, will perform "Incense" (1906, St. Denis);

Bradley Shelver, Metropolitan Opera Ballet principal, will perform "Japanese Spear Dance" (1919, Shawn);

Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble, principal custodian of the works of Anna Sokolow, will perform the trio "Choeur Dansé" (1926, Shawn), taught and coached by Francesca Todesco;

Limón2 dancers will open the program with "Floor Plastique" (1916, Shawn), taught and coached by Henning Rübsam;

Jonathan Howard Katz, pianist/composer, director of Periapsis Music and Dance.

Isadora on the Beach
July 29, 2021 - Rockaway Beach, Dances by Isadora

photo: Margherita Tisato

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Free event

Dancers from Dances we Dance performed with Dances by Isadora on July 29, 2021. Read review here.

Isadora Duncan Birthday Celebration
May 27, 2021 - Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, New York 4:00 pm

photo: MeemsImages


Free event

March 2020....

DwD first season in collaboration with Rae Ballard's Thoughts in Motion, originally set for the fall of 2020 in New York City, had to unfortunately be cancelled.

We are looking forward to return to work in a dance studio and plan a new first season. Sign up here to receive updates on the company and classes (online and in-person).

In the meantime, enjoy this video!

- Francesca Todesco

  A.D. Dances we Dance

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