the founder of modern dance
The 'mother of modern dance', a woman who liberated this form of artistic expression from the tight grip of classical ballet and gave it a more flowing and freer structure, wrote in her memoirs that Opatija provided her with the inspiration for her free stage performance.
Isadora Duncan often stayed in the Villa Amalia. The trembling of the palm leaves before her window inspired her to create the light fluttering of the arms, hands and fingers that made her dance performances so famous.
She always gladly returned to her muse, Opatija, a town whose secrets she knew well. Follow her dance moves through the history of this town.