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

Author: Ernestine StodelleMatt HoffmanScott SilbersteinDoris HumphreyBeatrice SecklerAll authors
Publisher: Pennington, NJ : Dance Horizons Video, 1992.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Filmed dance
Nonfiction films
Biographical films
Feature films
Videos (dvd)
Named Person: Doris Humphrey; Doris Humphrey
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ernestine Stodelle; Matt Hoffman; Scott Silberstein; Doris Humphrey; Beatrice Seckler; Letitia Ide; Katherine Manning; Edith Orcutt; Katherine Litz; Miroslava Pospíšil; Gail Corbin; John Passafiume; Cleo Atheneos; Dorothy Lathrop; Hyla Rubin; Karim Simisky; Cathy Connal; Siobhan Simisky; Sally Cohn; Jeanne Warner; Jill Dema; Kristen Lightbody; Patricia Rothengass; Manna Yamasaki; Vivian Fine; Nikolay Karlovich Medtner; Gian Francesco Malipiero; Aleksandr Nikolayevich Scriabin; John Colman; Pauline Lawrence; Barbara Brooks Morgan; Sam Harris; Candace A Chase; Sarah Malement; Wayne Jones; Betty Keig; Edward Muller; HMS Media.; Doris Humphrey Society.; Dance Horizons Video (Firm)
ISBN: 9780871273406 0871273403
OCLC Number: 280562180
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): Host, Ernestine Stodelle.
Description: 1 videodisc (47 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R, NTSC.
Contents: DANCE 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: Doris Humphrey technique, the 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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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.

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