An Edinburgh Fringe preview of Isadora The Barefoot Dancer will be held at The Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre in Bordon on Wednesday, August 17 at 7.30pm.

Writer, performer and choreographer Elizabeth Blake will give an insight into the extraordinary and dramatic life of Isadora Duncan, a legendary dancer who transformed the dance world with her ground-breaking expressive style.

Passionate, unconventional and inspirational, she was once described by The New York Times as “the most famous American in Europe”.

She shocked audiences by dancing barefoot and barelegged, and once danced with cut and bleeding feet when rival ballet dancers whose style she criticised put tacks on her stage.

Part talk, part fully-staged performance, the show includes reimagined excerpts of some of Isadora’s iconic dances and features music by Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Schubert.

Widely known as the mother of modern dance, Isadora’s legacy is still very relevant today – she raised the importance of dance to a life-enhancing art form, taking much of her inspiration from nature and encouraging people to follow their own path rather than imitating others.

Tickets are free but any contributions made will go back into the Phoenix.