ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL
A special significance has been attributed to the "solo" in dance, theater and visual arts in 20th
century. The so-called founding "mothers" of modern dance have been listed under the same
grade of importance in all dance history books: Isadora Duncan, Loie Fuller, Ruth St. Denis, Mary
Images of these figures as "unique and free women" enthralled their contemporaries and
proceeding generations in terms of their personalities, scandals around and about them, and their
attitudes against political events much more than their works ever did.