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WW Film Company (Firm)

Overview
Works: 2 works in 6 publications in 1 language and 185 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Biography  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Internet videos  Filmed dance 
Classifications: GV1785.H8, 792.8092
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Most widely held works by WW Film Company (Firm)
A new dance for America : the choreography, teachings and legacy of Doris Humphrey, 1895-1958( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 180 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
A new dance for America : the choreography, teachings and legacy of Doris Humphrey by Ina Hahn( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the life and works of Doris Humphrey, (1895-1958) a seminal figure in modern dance
 
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