In Isadora's Steps
The Story of Isadora Duncan's School in Moscow

By Lily Dikovskaya
January 2008
Book Guild Publishing
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9781846241864
336 pages, Illustrated, 6 3/8 x 9 1/4"
$37.95 Hardcover


This is a fascinating, detailed biography of a pupil at Isadora Duncan's dance school in Russia. Now in her nineties, British-born Lily Dikovskaya was one of the first pupils at Isadora's School of Dance in Moscow, and was Isadora's favourite pupil as well as a great friend of the legendary dancer.

In Isadora's Footsteps
is an evocative account of Lily's life, one that spanned the globe and the twentieth century. It includes an intimate account of Isadora up until her bizarre and infamous death in 1927, and that of her protégé Irma, who continued Isadora's work and kept Lily closely by her side.

Lily danced in front of Lenin and stayed with Chiang Kai-Shek. But when they toured America the tight-knit group iof dancers started to fall apart. The rise and fall of Lily's marriage and her struggles to survive the ravages of war on the Russian steppes also make up part of this fascinating tale.

About the Author
Lily Dikovskaya had an Austrian father, whom she never met and a Russian mother, who took her to Isadora's School of Dance in Moscow. She toured Russia, China, Canada and USA with the Isadora Duncan Dancers, turning heads wherever she went. During the Second World War she fled with her daughter to Kazakhstan. She now lives in London.

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