Modern Applications

Through the remembrance of ancient tribal rituals and divine archetypes, Isadora Duncan’s work celebrates nature’s unity and rhythms. The indomitable human spirit, ever hopeful, is present in this work and in all true healing. Modern applications of the Duncan tradition focus upon this enduring human spirit. Confronted with violence against the body and against the land, we mobilize and we aspire. Dicki Johnson Macy and Dr. Robert Macy have grounded their resiliency and trauma recovery interventions in this archetypal tradition. Dicki’s essays below provide further insight into the modern application of Duncan’s teachings translated into contemporary therapeutic practice: