Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Death By Scarf

Since we discussed it in class I thought I would post what I found on the deaths of Isadora Duncan and Martha Graham. After much searching, because snopes.com didn’t list either woman or her cause of death, I finally found some answers. Encyclopedia.com listed Isadora Duncan’s death as to have been by her scarf getting caught in her tire while “motoring” in Nice in 1927. Martha’s death was harder to find, but is listed in an obituary from the New York Times as having died in her home in New York City on April 1st, 1991. I think the fact that both are crucial to the forming of modern dance as a reason why the names were switched when I was told about the “death by scarf.”

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