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Interview with Ruth Currier

Author: Ruth Currier; Selma Jeanne Cohen
Publisher: 1971.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : Cassette recording : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Disc 1 (ca. 47 min.). [Recording of interview begins after ca. 1 min.] Ruth Currier speaks with Selma Jeanne Cohen about Doris Humphrey, including their first meeting; joining the company [the José Limón Company]; Humphrey's choreographic process, in particular after she was no longer able to move freely, and her collaborative approach; casting; her work Ruins and visions; her work Airs and graces; her illnesses;
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Named Person: Ruth Currier; Pauline Lawrence; Doris Humphrey; Ruth Currier; Doris Humphrey; Pauline Lawrence
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Currier; Selma Jeanne Cohen
OCLC Number: 37122394
Notes: Interview with Ruth Currier conducted by Selma Jeanne Cohen on April 16, 1971 in New York City. This interview was conducted as part of the research for Cohen's completion of Humphrey's autobiography: Doris Humphrey: an artist first (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1972).
Sound quality ranges from poor to very poor. The speakers' voices are soft and often very difficult to understand.
Description: 2 sound discs (ca. 90 min.) : digital; (4 3/4 in.)
Details: Transferred from 2 sound cassettes (ca. 90 min.; 1 7/8 in. per sec.; 2 channels; originally recorded in 1971) to wav file and compact disc formats in 2010.

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Disc 1 (ca. 47 min.). [Recording of interview begins after ca. 1 min.] Ruth Currier speaks with Selma Jeanne Cohen about Doris Humphrey, including their first meeting; joining the company [the José Limón Company]; Humphrey's choreographic process, in particular after she was no longer able to move freely, and her collaborative approach; casting; her work Ruins and visions; her work Airs and graces; her illnesses; the José Limón Company's 1957 European tour including Humphrey's feelings about her role in it [ends abruptly].

Disc 2 (ca. 53 min.). Ruth Currier speaks with Selma Jeanne Cohen about Doris Humphrey including her teaching composition at the Juilliard School; reconstructing her works Water study and The Shakers; her death; her devotion to her work; her lack of interest in domestic pursuits; her relationship with Pauline Lawrence.

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