Merrie K. Christmas, a certified teacher and performer of the Isadora Dance Institute, recently resided at Mississippi School of the Arts to set Brahms Waltzes and teach master classes to junior and senior dance students. Christmas was also the first guest resident in Elizabeth Cottage, the near-completed, restored residence of the President of historic Whitworth College.
The January 11th-13th residency concluded with an afternoon showcase of techniques learned by current dance students. For more information about the dance arts program at Mississippi School of the Arts, see the official program web site.
According to the Isadora Duncan Institute web site, the Isadora Duncan International Institute, Inc., is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit educational organization founded in 1977 by dancer Maria-Theresa Duncan, Isadora Duncan’s adopted daughter and student, and Kay Bardsley, noted dance historian and scholar. The IDII is a global dance organization on five continents whose mission is to preserve of the choreographic and philosophical legacy of Isadora Duncan, to enhance education through classical studies in art and movement, and to maintain the archive of materials from founder, Maria-Theresa Duncan.