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Momenta Performing Arts Company

Overview
Works: 8 works in 19 publications in 1 language and 302 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  History  Dance films  Filmed dance  Educational films  Biographical films  Biography  Pictorial works 
Classifications: BX9766, 289.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Momenta Performing Arts Company
Water study by Doris Humphrey( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 67 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
Loïe Fuller : dancing in the light fantastic( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Loie Fuller was once the most famous dancer in the world, but had been relegated to footnotes in dance history soon after her death. Born Mary Louise Fuller to parents who were reluctant farmers during the period of westward expansion in the mid-nineteenth century, she inherited the ambitions of her family's dreams, embraced the emerging technologies of the times, and combined this with a natural talent for performing--all to become a shining star at the 1900 Paris Exposition. Her use of brilliant colors combined with voluminous silk costumes made lasting impressions on artists, writers, and legions of the rich and famous of the time."--Container
Two ecstatic themes : circular descent, pointed ascent( Visual )

4 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
Air for the G string by Doris Humphrey( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 41 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( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 38 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 Shakers : hands to work, hearts to God by Doris Humphrey( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 32 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, Ill. 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 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 )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 11 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
The source experience : enriching the Humphrey legacy( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Gives behind-the-scenes analysis of each movement, phrase-by-phrase, of five Doris Humphrey works. Ernestine Stodelle, an original member of the Humphrey-Weldman Company, provides meticuluous, inspiring coaching and commentary for each dance. Every video concludes with a complete performance of the work"--Container
 
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Water study
Languages
English (19)

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The Shakers : hands to work, hearts to GodThe source experience : enriching the Humphrey legacy