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Doris Humphrey technique : its creative potential : with four early dances

Author: Ernestine StodelleMatt HoffmanScott SilbersteinDoris HumphreyBarbara Brooks MorganAll authors
Publisher: Pennington, NJ : Dance Horizons Video, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Filmed dance
Nonfiction films
Biographical films
Feature films
Named Person: Doris Humphrey; Doris Humphrey
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ernestine Stodelle; Matt Hoffman; Scott Silberstein; Doris Humphrey; Barbara Brooks Morgan; HMS Media.; Doris Humphrey Society.; Dance Horizons Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0871271850 9780871271853
OCLC Number: 26433363
Notes: Sponsored by the Doris Humphrey Society.
Originally produced in 1992; copyright held by The Doris Humphrey Society and Ernestine Stodelle.
Credits: Camera, Matt Hoffman, Greg Stasevsky ; music: Sarah Malement, Wayne Jones, Betty Keig, Edward Muller, John Colman, Alexander Scriabin, Nikolai Medtner, and Gian Francesco Malipiero.
Performer(s): Ernestine Stodelle, host.
Description: 1 videocassette (47 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Contents: Archival footage of falls, stretches, and swings (si., b&w), demonstrated by Beatrice Seckler, Letitia Ide, Katherine Manning, Edith Orcutt, and Katherine Litz. --
Seven studies: #1: Successional flow; #2: Swing trio; #3: Leverage; #4: Diagonal floor study; #5: Falling study; #6: Leaps and falls; #7: Combat. Chor: Ernestine Stodelle. Perf. by Miroslava Pospisil, Karim Simisky, Cathy Connal, Siobhan Simisky, John Passafiume, Sally Cohn, Jeanne Warner, Gail Corbin, Jill Dema, Kristen Lightbody, Patricia Rothengass, and Manna Yamasaki --
Fantasia on Doris Humphrey's Water study. Chor: Gail Corbin. Mus: John Colman. Perf. by the ensemble --
Quasi-valse. Chor: Humphrey, reconstructed by Stodelle. Mus: Scriabin. Cos: Sam Harris and Candace Chase. Perf. by Corbin --
Two ecstatic themes. Chor: Humphrey, reconstructed by Stodelle. Mus: Nikolai Medtner and Gian Francesco Malipiero. Cos: Harris and Chase. Perf. by Pospisil. Pianist: Vivian Fine --
Etude patetico. Chor: Humphrey, reconstructed by Stodelle. Mus: Scriabin. Cos: Harris and Chase. Perf. by Corbin and Passafiume --
Air for the G string (1934; b&w). Chor: Humphrey. Mus: J.S. Bach. Cos: Pauline Lawrence. Perf. by Humphrey, Cleo Atheneos, Dorothy Lathrop, Hyla Rubin, and Stodelle.
Other Titles: Subtitle on cassette and container: Creative potential.
Quasi-waltz (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Two ecstatic themes (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Etude, op. 8, no. 12 (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Air for the G string (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Water study (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Responsibility: photographs by Barbara Morgan ; conceived, written and directed by Ernestine Stodelle ; television production by HMS Media ; directed & edited by Matt Hoffman ; produced by Scott Silberstein.

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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.

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