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Irma Duncan

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Born Irma Dorette Henriette Erich-Grimme (1897–1977), in Hamburg, Germany, Irma was one of six young girls, later called the Isadorables, taken in by Isadora Duncan. All six girls took Duncan’s name legally. Thus was born: Irma Duncan.

Duncan Dancer, an Autobiography is a valuable resource, describing Irma's early career with Isadora Duncan and the Isadorables, through her time as a teacher taking students on tours to perform throughout the world.

Today, many of her letters, photographs, notebooks, programs, clippings from newspapers and magazines, and other materials form the Irma Duncan Collection, one of the most precious holdings of the New York Public Library’s Dance Division.

ISBN

978-0-8195-7793-1

Publication Date

1966

Publisher

Wesleyan University Press

City

Middletown

Keywords

NEH, National Endowment of the Humanities, open books, Melon Foundation, open access humanities, Dance, modernism, Duncan, Isadorables, Irma Duncan, Isadora Duncan, Irma Dorette Henriette Erich-Grimme

Disciplines

Acting | Alternative and Complementary Medicine | Art Practice | Dance | Digital Humanities | Esthetics | Feminist Philosophy | Movement and Mind-Body Therapies | Other Arts and Humanities | Other Theatre and Performance Studies | Performance Studies | Somatic Bodywork and Related Therapeutic Practices | Theatre History | Therapeutics

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Duncan Dancer, by Irma Duncan, is licensed under a

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

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Publication of this title is funded by the Humanities Open Book program, a joint initiative of The National Endowment for the Humanities and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.