In this International Woman’s day Talk at Perth Museum and Art Gallery,  Agnes Ness, shares her passion for Margaret Morris as an all-round creative inspiring woman!

International Woman’s Day Talk: “Margaret Morris – An Extraordinary Woman”

8th MARCH 2019

13.00PM
14.00PM
Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

78 George St
Perth, Perth and Kinross, PH1 5LB, Scotland
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In this International Woman’s day Talk at Perth Museum and Art Gallery, Agnes Ness, shares her passion for Margaret Morris as an all-round creative inspiring woman!

Margaret Morris was indeed an ‘extraordinary woman’ and not just for her own time. She was a British dancer, choreographer and teacher and the first proponent of the Isadora Duncan technique in Great Britain. She founded the Margaret Morris Movement, Celtic Ballet, and two Scottish National Ballets in Glasgow and in Pitlochry.

Her accomplishments were astounding especially for a woman at the time, from child prodigy: reciting and dancing; to starting her own school and studio theatre in London, training in Physical Therapy and creating a system of movement that is still practised worldwide, all mark her out as being
exceptional!

In this International Woman’s day Talk, Agnes Ness, shares her passion for Margaret Morris and, through her letters to Ted Shawn - who was one of the first notable male pioneers of American modern dance - give a glimpse of a more real,vulnerable person. 

All the letters have been found in the musuem archives, Margaret’s to Ted Shawn in the Archives at Jacob’s Pillow in America and Ted’s responses in Margaret’s archives in Perth. Delve into this hitoric story in this interesting talk.

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