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Doris Humphrey

An Artist First

by Christena L. Schlundt

  • 337 Want to read
  • 32 Currently reading

Published by Princeton Book Company Publishers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: film, television & music,
  • Dance,
  • History,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Choreography,
  • Modern dance,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Entertainment & Performing Arts - Dancers,
  • Dancers,
  • Humphrey, Doris,
  • 1895-1958,
  • Humphrey, Doris,,
  • United States,
  • Composers & Musicians - General,
  • Biography

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsSelma Jeanne Cohen (Editor), Charles Humphrey Woodford (Introduction)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages305
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8347216M
    ISBN 100871272016
    ISBN 109780871272010

    Water Study, choreographed by Doris Humphrey in , is described by dance writer Marcia B. Siegel as "still one of the most extraordinary works in American dance." One of Humphrey's earliest works, it was created during the period in which American modern dancers Humphrey, Charles Weid-man, and Martha Graham broke away from the ersatz ethnic-.   This landmark book about Doris Humphrey, one of the most influential pioneers in the development of modern dance, tells of her struggles and triumphs in exploring new forms of dance; of Humphrey's break with Denishawn to establish her company with Charles Weidman; of creating a new dance technique which has been seminal to the training of modern dancers; of choreographing in the Brand: Princeton Book Company.

    View the profiles of people named Doris Humphrey. Join Facebook to connect with Doris Humphrey and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power. Book Description. In honour of Doris Humphrey's centennial, which was celebrated worldwide in , this issue explores her legacy to the world of dance and her place in history.

      Doris Humphrey spent the early years of her life studying and teaching dance in Chicago. In the year , at the age of 19, she opened her first dance school. In , she moved to California and studied, performed, taught classes, and learned choreography at the Denishawn School of Dancing and Related Arts. In Doris Humphrey. With My Red Fires, the second section, portrayed romantic love, a theme previously held unsuitable or too difficult for modern r Piece, the work designed to open the trilogy, was co-choreographed with t (), a .


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Doris Humphrey by Christena L. Schlundt Download PDF EPUB FB2

This landmark book about Doris Humphrey, one of the most influential pioneers in the development of modern dance, tells of her struggles and triumphs in exploring new forms of dance; of Humphrey's break with Denishawn to establish her company with Charles Weidman; of creating a new dance technique which has been seminal to the training of modern dancers; of choreographing in the s, s Cited by: 1.

At the end of the book, Doris Humphrey tries to expose the state of concert dance at her time. She definitely rejects abstract dance, to the point of calling it a sick art that is the consequence of a sick world and support this idea by saying that dance, as an art, definitely needs.

Doris Humphrey was a dancer and choreographer of the early 20th century who studied and taught dance. She was an original faculty member of both The Bennington School of the Dance and The Julliard School and was the cofounder of the Humphrey-Weidman dance by: Doris Humphrey, pioneer in American modern dance and an innovator in technique, choreography, and theory of dance movement.

Humphrey was an avid and talented student of dance from an early age. Inafter graduating from high school and teaching dance in Chicago for four years, she joined the. Doris Humphrey's The Art of Making Dances is perhaps the most important book of its kind ever published.

Written just before her death init is Miss Humphrey's autobiography in art, a gathering together of her experiences in performance and a lucid and practical source book on choreography/5.

Doris Humphrey was a dancer and choreographer of the early 20th century who studied and taught dance. She was an original faculty member of both The Bennington School of the Dance and The Julliard School and was the cofounder of the Humphrey-Weidman dance company.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.4/5(). Doris Humphrey's Innovations: Humphrey's book, The Art of Making Dances, was the first book of its kind, and remains an important document for choreographers and dancers.

Humphrey pioneered the first full use of the ensemble as opposed to the solo figure in concert dancing. She was the first modern dancer to analyze and write about the. A pioneer of modern dance, Doris Humphrey was born in Oak Park, Illinois.

Humphrey began dancing at the age of 8 and began a career as a teacher of ballroom dance in Chicago in In she moved to Los Angeles, where she worked with the Denishawn Company. Doris Humphrey's 'The Art of Making Dances' was written just before her death in It's her autobiography in art, a gathering together of her experiences in performance and a lucid and practical source book on choreography.

One of the truly great figures in the dance world - a pioneer of American modern dance, a great choreographer and teacher whose influences and innovations are apparent. Doris Humphrey is the author of The Art of Making Dances ( avg rating, ratings, 10 reviews, published ), Doris Humphrey ( avg rating, 5 r /5.

This landmark book about Doris Humphrey, one of the most influential pioneers in the development of modern dance, tells of her struggles and triumphs in exploring new forms of dance; of Humphrey's break with Denishawn to establish her company with Charles Weidman; of creating a new dance technique which has been seminal to the training of modern dancers; of choreographing in the s, s.

Biography of Doris Humphrey Doris Humphrey () is acknowledged as one of the greatest choreographers of the American modern dance movement of the twentieth century. Championed as an American modern dance pioneer, Humphrey is celebrated not only as a prolific choreographer but also as teacher, mentor and author.

Doris Humphrey was a dancer and choreographer who played a key role in shaping the course of modern dance in the US. This biography of Doris Humphrey provides detailed information about her childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline.

A new Dance For America is the story of the life and works of Doris Humphrey, a seminal figure in modern dance. She, along with other pioneers, changed forever the way dancers move, the way. Doris Humphrey was a dancer and choreographer of the early 20th century who studied and taught dance.

She was an original faculty member of both The Bennington School of the Dance and The Julliard School and was the cofounder of the Humphrey-Weidman dance : Princeton Book Company. The Choreography, Teachings and Legacy of Doris Humphrey.

Narrated by Doris Humphrey, Lindsay Crouse, and Ina Hahn Written and directed by Ina Hahn Featuring rare archival footage of Doris Humphrey and the Humphrey-Weidman Company. The story of the life and works of modern dance pioneer Doris Humphrey () is the focus of this documentary.

Doris Humphrey is a founder of American modern dance. Her book, "The Art of Making Dances," first published incontinues to be used as a text in the training of choreographers. See less. Resources Print: “Doris Humphrey: Modern Dance Pioneer,” by Janice LaPointe-Crump, Dance Teacher, January Ballet & Modern Dance: A Concise History, by Jack Anderson, Princeton Book Company, Publishers, The Vision of Modern Dance: In the Words of Its Creators, edited by Jean Morrison Brown, Naomi Mindlin and Charles H.

Woodford, Princeton Book Company, Publishers, Author: Rachel Rizzuto. Doris Batcheller Humphrey was born Octoin Oak Park, Illinois. She was the only child of Horace Buckingham Humphrey, a hotel manager, compositor, newspaperman, and photographer, and his wife, Julia, a musician and housekeeper at the theatrical hotel her husband managed.

The Dance Technique of Doris Humphrey and Its Creative Potential pays respect to the work of American modern dance pioneer Doris Humphrey. Her theories of movement, based upon the principles of Fall and Recovery, are no less well-known by reputation than by their pervasive influence.

Doris Humphrey Vol. 1: This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy.

No dust jacket. Please note the Image in this listing is a stock photo and may not match the covers of the actual item,grams, ISBNAs Doris Humphrey created her dance theory about the fall and recovery of movement, she claims that it was highly inspired by a Germain philosophizer, Friedrich Nietzsche’s book, The Birth of was in this book that Humphrey read about idea of the split in the human psyche between each person's Apollonian side (rational, intellectual) and our Dionysian side (chaotic, emotional).Author: Chelsea Bushman.Genre/Form: Autobiographies Biographies Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Humphrey, Doris, Doris Humphrey: an artist first.