Elyssa Dru Rosenberg, the founder and director of isadoraNOW, is a choreographer, dancer, and educator. Elyssa’s choreography and Isadora Duncan reconstructions have been performed at Joyce SoHo, Symphony Space, the Peridance Salvatore Capezio Theater, Dance New Amsterdam, Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, Visionary Dance Space and many other venues.
A fourth-generation Isadora Duncan dancer, Elyssa’s dancing has been described as “radiant” and “magnetic,” while her efforts to keep Isadora’s work relevant for a new generation have been praised as “refreshing.” Elyssa has taught master classes and workshops in Isadora Duncan’s technique and history at schools and universities throughout the United States including New York University, Tufts University, and SUNY Purchase. Elyssa holds a Masters in Dance and Dance Education from New York University and a Bachelors in Political Science from Tufts University.
Rosenberg’s written work includes: “The Philosopher’s Dances: The Influence of Politics on Isadora Duncan’s Creative Process,” “Body, Mind, Spirit: Choreography by Duncan, Laban and Hawkins,” “A Call to Arms: Isadora Duncan’s Military Works.” She has presented at conferences for the National Dance Education Organization and the Society of Dance History Scholars. Elyssa currently serves as Chair of the Isadora Duncan International Symposium Outreach Committee and as a Steering Committee member of San Diego Dance Connect.
Temecula audiences will be treated to six Duncan works, from a century ago. Honoring the creative genius and work of modern dance’s, Isadora Duncan. This is surely an event not to be missed.
We also welcome new and original work by both our favorite and new voices in dance on the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, Merc Stage: