World Dance Theatre at Phillips Collection Thursday, July 10

Famed dancer Isadora Duncan developed her sumptuous and sprawling choreography while living and teaching in Europe, but the California-born, New York–based dancer’s work is considered uniquely American. It makes sense, then, that her iconic pieces will be presented at the Phillips Collection in conjunction with its “Made in the U.S.A.” exhibition. World Dance Theatre will perform a selection of Duncan’s captivating movements alongside classic paintings by Winslow Homer and Edward Hopper. Duncan revolutionized modern dance around the world in the 1920s and introduced a carefree spirit to the rigid dance world with flowing costumes and pre-Coachella flower crowns. The revitalized choreography conjures themes of nature and the interconnectedness of studio art and dance—though the paintings on display at the Phillips aren’t as dance-centric as works by Degas or Renoir, the dancers will help you see some movement in the flat canvases. World Dance Theatre performs at 6:30 p.m. at the Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. $8–$20. (202) 387-2151. phillipscollection.org.

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