WorldCat Identities

Humphrey, Doris 1895-1958

Overview
Works: 659 works in 975 publications in 7 languages and 11,977 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Nonfiction films  Filmed dance  Documentary films  Biographical films  History  Nonfiction television programs  Dance films  Dance television programs  Short films 
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 )

82 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,779 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 )

13 editions published between 1972 and 1992 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edited version: Doris Humphrey's dance-drama of possessive and vindictive maternal love in a harshly ritualistic and demagogic society. The cast is led by Dalienne Majors, Nina Watt, and Raymond Johnson. Filmed at the American Dance Festival in 1972, the first film is an edited version with close-ups. Full stage version: A record version of the same performance showing the entire stage. Transferred from the original 16 millimeter color film
Three modern dance classics by Harvey Hart( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three of the most famous works by the Mexican-American choreographer, José Limón: in The moor's pavane, Limón distills the legend of Othello into a one-act drama; In The traitor, Judas is portrayed as if he were in modern times against a music score of violence, passion and tenderness; and in The Emperor Jones, based upon the play by Eugene O'Neill, a fugitive from a chain gang sets himself up as the ruler of an island domain
With my red fires( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 186 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
Doris Humphrey technique : its creative potential : with four early dances( Visual )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 177 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
Two dances : Ritmo jondo = Deep rhythm : Day on Earth( Visual )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ritmo jondo (Deep rhythm) (ca. 20 min.) / taped in performance at the Teresa Carreño Theatre, Caracas, Venezuela, on April 6, 1990 ; taping directed by Rick Reynolds ; music, Carlos Surinach ; set, Jean Rosenthal, based on a painting by Charles Oscar ; costumes, Pauline Lawrence, interpreted by Allen Munch ; lighting, Lary Opitz ; danced by Michael Blake, Jonathan Leinbach, Gordon White, Stuart Gold, Nina Watt, Bambi Anderson, Roxane D'Orléans Juste, Pamala Jones. The sections of the piece are: 1, Of men -- 2, Of women -- 3, Of meeting and parting / Day on earth (ca. 22 min.) / taped in performance at the Joyce Theater, New York, N.Y., on November 22, 1995 ; taping directed by Ron Honsa, Moving Pictures, NYC ; music, Aaron Copland (Piano sonata, 1941), played by Michael Cherry ; costumes, Charles Schoonmaker, based on original designs by Pauline Lawrence ; lighting, Steve Woods ; danced by Paul Dennis (man), Nina Watt (young woman), Carla Maxwell (woman), Chelica Kimerling (child)
Denishawn dances on!( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 113 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( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 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. A full performance of the work concludes the tape
José Limón & Company( Visual )

4 editions published between 1956 and 2007 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

José Limón and his company of dancers perform excerpts from dances choreographed by Doris Humphrey and Limón himself
The Shakers by Doris Humphrey( Visual )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 103 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
New dance( Visual )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film of the 1972 production of Doris Humphrey's modern dance classic. Based on her original performance of 1935
New dance( Visual )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film of the 1972 production of Doris Humphrey's modern dance classic. Based on her original performance of 1935
Construire la danse by Doris Humphrey( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in French and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The call ; Breath of fire( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 72 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
Two ecstatic themes : circular descent, pointed ascent( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 61 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 51 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. 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 33 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 Doris Humphrey legacy by Doris Humphrey( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 30 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
Doris Humphrey technique : the creative potential by Ernestine Stodelle( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Series of studies illustrating the Doris Humphrey technique, with a clip from the 1936 silent film on the technique and a sequence of photographs
The dance works of Doris Humphrey, part II : Ritmo jondo and Day on earth( Visual )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 24 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
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

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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Water studyThe ShakersThe dance technique of Doris Humphrey and its creative potentialDays 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