WorldCat Identities

Humphrey, Doris 1895-1958

Overview
Works: 643 works in 1,017 publications in 7 languages and 12,733 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Nonfiction films  Filmed dance  Autobiographies  Documentary films  Biographical films  History  Dance films  Nonfiction television programs  Dance television programs 
Roles: Author, Choreographer, ard, Dancer, Depicted
Classifications: GV1785.H8, 792.82
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Doris Humphrey
The Art of Making Dances by Doris Humphrey( Book )

87 editions published between 1959 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art of making dances presents modern dance as theater. It contains a short history of the dance and various chapters discuss design, dynamics, and rhythm of dance. It includes a check list for composers of dances and an appendix of all the dances composed by Miss Humphrey
With my red fires( Visual )

17 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With my red fires (1936) and New dance (1935) are parts of a trilogy the general theme of which is human relationships. They are performed here by a company especially assembled by the American Dance Festival in 1972 to honor Doris Humphrey."--Container
New dance( Visual )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film of the 1972 production of Doris Humphrey's modern dance classic. Based on her original performance of 1935
Three modern dance classics by Harvey Hart( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Moor's Pavane: Generally considered to be one of the great masterworks of modern dance, Limon distills the legend of Othello into a one-act drama -- The Traitor: Against a music score of violence, passion and tenderness the tragedy of Judas is portrayed as if it were taking place in modern times -- The Emperor Jones: Based upon the play by Eugene O'Neill wherein a fugitive from a chain gang sets himself up as the ruler of an island domain."
Doris Humphrey technique : its creative potential : with four early dances by Ernestine Stodelle( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of studies for understanding the Doris Humphrey style. Includes illustrations of falls, turns, flow, leaps, leverage and more; commentary for a clip from a 1936 silent film; sequence of photographs by Barbara Morgan; and three examples of reconstructed early dances. Concludes with 1934 film, Air for the G string, with Doris Humphrey performing the central role
Denishawn dances on!( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denishawn, the revolutionary dance company founded by Ruth St. Denis and her husband Ted Shawn, spent the years between 1919 and 1931 touring extensively and creating some 300 pieces. By combining traditional ballet training with Isadora Duncan's free movement and adding elements of Far and Middle Eastern dances, along with popular symphonic music, St. Denis, Shawn, and the Denishawn company were the creators of the choreography from which American Modern dance evolved. Sadly, little of the rich body of work could be visually preserved at the time. This documentary presents the largest collection of re-created Denishawn dances to date, thus preserving these seminal works of the Mother and Father of American Modern Dance from oblivion. A brief introduction is given for each dance
Water study by Doris Humphrey Society( Visual )

8 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernestine Stodelle, a former member of the Humphrey-Weidman Company, coaches students in Doris Humphrey's Water study, which is performed without musical accompaniment. Analyzing the choreography section by section, she clarifies and refines its details, with attention to shape, timing, dynamics, and motivation. Each section is preceded by a video clip depicting the choreography in performance, and key concepts are identified in subtitles. A full performance of the work concludes the tape. This tape is not intended as a means of learning the choreography, nor as a replacement for the notation score or a coach. All works by Doris Humphrey are copyrighted, and permission to perform them must be obtained from her son Charles Humphrey Woodford
José Limón & Company( Visual )

6 editions published between 1956 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

José Limón and his company of dancers perform excerpts from dances choreographed by Doris Humphrey and Limón himself
Construire la danse by Doris Humphrey( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in French and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new dance for America : the choreography, teachings and legacy of Doris Humphrey, 1895-1958( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the life and works of modern dance pioneer Doris Humphrey (1895-1958) is the focus of this documentary. It leads from her birth in Oak Park, Illinois, to growing up in a theatrical hotel in Chicago where she supported her parents as a dance teacher at the age of 18, the launch of her professional career in the Denishawn Company, establishing her own company with partner Charles Weidman, to serving as artistic director and choreographer for José Limón. Historical and contemporary performance excerpts cover the span of her career from her earliest composition, Valse Caprice (1920), to her last, Brandenberg Concerto (1958), and represent some of her finest pieces such as Soaring, Passacaglia in C Minor, New Dance and Day on Earth. Attention has been paid to placing her growth as a dance artist and her contribution to the development of modern dance within the context of twentieth century history. Interviews with former dancers who worked with her and with her son complete the picture of this indomitable woman who, along with Charles Weidman and Martha Graham, forged a new art form growing out of the national experience of pioneering, freedom of expression, wide open spaces and democratic values
The Shakers by Doris Humphrey( Visual )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on Shaker ritual, The Shakers weaves Humphrey's fascination with the sect with her interest in formal dance composition. The dance portrays the shaking off of sin by celibate members who achieve a state of religious ecstacy. Stodelle protege Corbin teaches technical aspects of the choreography and Stodelle completes the coaching, including an examination of Shaker life with still photographs and engravings of Shakers."--Container
Two dances : Ritmo jondo = Deep rhythm : Day on Earth( Visual )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Ritmo jondo, dancers portray masculine and feminine roles in a traditional culture With swirling movement and exciting leaps. Day on Earth reaches into the heart of human experience: love, birth, loss, companionship, death, and continuation, and the meaning and solace of work
Two ecstatic themes : circular descent, pointed ascent by Doris Humphrey Society( Visual )

9 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernestine Stodelle, a former member of the Humphrey-Weidman Company, coaches Sarita Smith-Childs in Doris Humphrey's Two ecstatic themes, a solo in two parts, Circular descent and Pointed ascent. Analyzing the choreography section by section, she clarifies and refines its details, with attention to shape, timing, dynamics, and motivation. The sections are preceded by video clips showing the choreography in performance, and key concepts are identified in subtitles. A full performance of the work concludes the tape. This tape is not intended as a means of learning the choreography, nor as a replacement for the notation score or a coach. All works by Doris Humphrey are copyrighted, and permission to perform them must be obtained from her son Charles Humphrey Woodford
Air for the G string by Doris Humphrey( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernestine Stodelle, a former member of the Humphrey-Weidman Company, coaches students in Doris Humphrey's Air for the G string, a work for five dancers. Analyzing the choreography section by section, she clarifies and refines its details, with attention to shape, timing, dynamics, and motivation. Key concepts are identified in subtitles. A b & w film of the work, recorded in 1934 with Doris Humphrey as the central dancer, is screened in full at the beginning and end of the coaching session, and excerpts from this film precede each section. A full performance of the work, recorded in 1995, concludes the tape
Two dances( Visual )

and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Ritmo jondo, dancers portray masculine and feminine roles in a traditional culture With swirling movement and exciting leaps. Day on Earth reaches into the heart of human experience: love, birth, loss, companionship, death, and continuation, and the meaning and solace of work
The call ; Breath of fire( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernestine Stodelle, a former member of the Humphrey-Weidman Company, coaches Nina Watt in two solos choreographed by Doris Humphrey, The call and Breath of Fire. Analyzing the choreography section by section, she clarifies and refines its details, with attention to shape, timing, dynamics, and motivation. Key concepts are identified in subtitles. A full performance of the two solos concludes the tape. This tape is not intended as a means of learning the choreography, nor as a replacement for the notation score or a coach. All works by Doris Humphrey are copyrighted, and permission to perform them must be obtained from her son Charles Humphrey Woodford
The source experience : enriching the Humphrey legacy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernestine Stodelle, a former member of the Humphrey-Weidman Company, coaches students in Doris Humphrey's Air for the G string, a work for five dancers. Analyzing the choreography section by section, she clarifies and refines its details, with attention to shape, timing, dynamics, and motivation. Key concepts are identified in subtitles. A b & w film of the work, recorded in 1934 with Doris Humphrey as the central dancer, is screened in full at the beginning and end of the coaching session, and excerpts from this film precede each section. A full performance of the work, recorded in 1995, concludes the tape
The call ; Breath of fire : two solos( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernestine Stodelle analyzes Doris Humphrey's the Call and Breath of fire, section by section, and clarifies and refines the details. Finished with a full performance
The Doris Humphrey legacy by Doris Humphrey( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides behind-the-scenes analysis of each movement, phrase-by-phrase, of five Doris Humphrey works. Ernestine Stodelle, an original member of the Humphrey-Weidman Company, provides meticulous, inspiring coaching and commentary for each dance. Each video concludes with a complete performance of the work
The dance works of Doris Humphrey, part II : Ritmo jondo and Day on earth( Visual )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two performances of works by Doris Humphrey by the Limon Dance Company. Ritmo jondo, based on Spanish themes, is performed to an orchestral score by Carlos Surinach based on songs and dances of Spanish gypsies. With its cascading swirls for the women and leaps for the men, Ritmo jondo presents a portrayal of masculine and feminine roles in a traditional culture. Doris Humphrey's most popular dance, Day on Earth, reaches into the heart of human experience: love, birth, loss, companionship, death, and continuation, and the meaning and solace of work. Compressed into a small, spare form, a man, his first love, wife, and child tell the poetic story accompanied by Aaron Copland's Piano sonata (1941), played by Michael Cherry
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Art of Making Dances
Covers
Water studyDoris Humphrey: an artist first. An autobiographyDays on earth : the dance of Doris HumphreyNew dance : writings on modern danceWomen of our time : an album of twentieth-century photographsDoris Humphrey : a centennial issue
Alternative Names
Doris Humphrey Amerikaans danseres (1895-1958)

Doris Humphrey amerikansk danser og koreograf

Doris Humphrey danseuse et chorégraphe

Doris Humphrey danzatrice statunitense

Doris Humphrey US-amerikanische moderne Tänzerin

Humphrey, Doris

Humphrey, Doris Batcheller

Woodford, Doris Humphrey

Woodford, Doris Humphrey 1895-1958

Дорис Хамфри

دوریس هامفری طراح رقص و رقاص آمریکایی

ドリス・ハンフリー

ハンフリー, ドリス

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