Join longtime local and social butterfly Michelle Dragony as she flits up and down the Coastside on her intrepid cruiser Flame, chatting with coastal characters at every turn!
This week’s interview is with Mary Sano, the founder of the Mary Sano Studio of Duncan Dancing, who carries on the work of the revolutionary early 20th century dancer Isadora Duncan. Duncan scandalized Victorian society by dancing in tunics at a time when women were covered from neck to ankle. The well-read and intelligent artist invented a style of dance that was firmly rooted in natural movement. Each year a different artist or work is highlighted at the school, and it’s fitting that Dionysus, the god of music, is the theme for this year over Memorial Day weekend. Check out the festival on Saturday May 28 and Sunday May 29.
See Mary’s interview below with KQED, where she discusses coming to the Bay Area from her native Japan to dedicate her life to the preservation of Duncan’s work.