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Doris Humphrey Society

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Works: 19 works in 44 publications in 1 language and 523 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Educational films  Dance films  Filmed dance 
Classifications: GV1785.H8, 792.8
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Doris Humphrey technique its creative potential : with four early dances ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 184 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
Air for the G string by Doris Humphrey ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 78 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 ecstatic themes circular descent, pointed ascent ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 53 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
The call Breath of fire ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 45 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
Water study ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ernestine Stodelle, a former member of the Humphrey-Weidman Company, coaches students in Doris Humphrey's Water study (1928, as reconstructed by Ernestine Stodelle and Eleanor King in 1976), 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. Finished with a full performance of the work
The Doris Humphrey legacy by Doris Humphrey ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 34 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 Shakers ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Restaging of Doris Humphrey's The Shakers, performed by students at the 5th annual Doris Humphrey Technique Workshop in Oak Park, III. Footage from Gail Corbin's preparatory rehearsals with the students provides a detailed breakdown and analysis of the choreography. Ernestine Stodelle's coaching, given after she had viewed a dress rehearsal, is illustrated with still photographs depicting the Shakers' life and arts, and rehearsal and performance excerpts. A full performance of the work concludes the disc. This disc 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 )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 21 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. This program features performance excerpts from The Shakers inter-cut with workshop footage and commentary
Water study coaching, analysis & performance by Doris Humphrey ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 20 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
The call and Breath of fire : coaching, analysis & performance by Doris Humphrey ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 6 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. Begins with an introduction that explains Stodelle's understanding of the stories behind the dances and her struggle to recreate Humphrey's vision. A full performance of the two solos concludes the tape. Contains archival footage filmed onstage, 1929-1930 of Doris Humphrey
The Call ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These dramatic 1929 solos, performed together, are a statement about the early development of modern dance and the growth of the individual. Music by Dane Rudhyar, performed by Nina Watt of the Limon Dance Company
Air for the G-string ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set to Bach's Air from his Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, this quintet's flowing movement and reverential gestures suggest an inner exaltation. Music by Johann Sebastian Bach
Water study ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Water Study is one of the first works Humphrey composed as an independent choreographer. Imagistic conceptions performed in silence, the dance calls for subtle yet complex ensemble work: completely synchronised rhythmic timing between the dancers
Doris Humphrey Oak Park's daughter ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Doris Humphrey technique ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Ernestine Stodelle, a former dancer with the Doris Humphrey Concert Group and the Humphrey-Weidman Company, describes basic principles of Humphrey technique, including falls, turns, breath rhythm, successional flow, leaps, circular swings, and leverage. Her discussion is illustrated by still photographs by Barbara Morgan, b&w archival footage of Humphrey and members of her company, reconstructions of Humphrey's works, and contemporary choreography utilizing Humphrey technique
Doris Humphrey technique the creative potential by Ernestine Stodelle ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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 Shakers coaching, analysis & performance by Doris Humphrey ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Doris Humphrey legacy series of documentaries gives behind-the-scenes analysis of each movement, phrase-by-phrase, of five Doris Humprhrey works: Air for the G string, The call/breath of fire, The shakers, Two estatic themes and Water study. Ernestine Stodelle, an original member of the Humphrey-Weidman Company, provides meticulous, inspiring coaching and commentary for each dance. Every film concludes with a complete performance of the work
 
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Alternative Names
Humphrey Society
National Doris Humphrey Society
Languages
English (43)
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