July 21, 2018
“Isadora Duncan & The Age of Abundance” was performed on the grounds of the beaux arts Mills Mansion at the Staatsburgh State Historic Site on July 14, 2018.
The inaugural concert of dance featured Jeanne Bresciani & The Isadora Duncan International Institute Dancers in a benefit concert for the historic site. Presented by the Friends of Mills Mansion, which marked its 30th year, the event also recognized the mansion’s 80th anniversary, when Gladys Mills Phipps, daughter of Ruth and Ogden Mills, donated the house and 192 acres of the estate to New York state as a memorial to her parents.
“That gorgeous site at the river has a natural life force and a cultural life force and she (Duncan) was a bridge in the 19th century for the wedding of nature and culture. Others could only wish for it. She embodied it.”