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Two ecstatic themes : circular descent, pointed ascent

Author: Doris HumphreyErnestine StodelleSarita Smith-ChildsNikolay Karlovich MedtnerGian Francesco MalipieroAll authors
Publisher: Hightstown, N.J. : Dance Horizons Video : Distributed by Princeton Book Co., Publ., ©1997.
Series: Doris Humphrey legacy.; Source experience : enriching the Humphrey legacy.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 comprised of Circular descent and Pointed ascent. Stodelle explains her understanding of the double solo and prevides historical context for the work. Segments of the practice sessions are preceded by video clips showing the choreography in performance. A full  Read more...
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Named Person: Doris Humphrey; Ernestine Stodelle; Doris Humphrey; Ernestine Stodelle
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Doris Humphrey; Ernestine Stodelle; Sarita Smith-Childs; Nikolay Karlovich Medtner; Gian Francesco Malipiero; Amy Reusch; Doris Humphrey Society.; Princeton Book Company.; Momenta Performing Arts Company.; Reusch Dance Video (Firm); National Initiative to Preserve American Dance.; Dance Horizons Video (Firm); Source Experience: Enriching the Humphrey Legacy (Project)
OCLC Number: 41102282
Notes: Title from title frames.
Project made possible by a grant from the National Initiative to Preserve American Dance (NIPAD), a project underwritten by the Pew Charitable Trusts and administered at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Credits: Video editor, Amy Reusch ; music, Nikolai Karolovich Medtner, Gian Francesco Malipiero.
Performer(s): Dancer, Sarita Smith-Childs ; coach, Ernestine Stodelle ; pianist, Vivian Fine.
Event notes: Videotaped in rehearsal at the Doris Humphrey Memorial Theater, Academy of Movement and Music, Oak Park, Ill., during the 6th annual Doris Humphrey Technique Workshop coordinated by the National Doris Humphrey Society in August 1995, and in performance at the Doris Humphrey Memorial Theater on August 12, 1995. Additional video clips recorded in performances by Miroslava Pospíšil and Nina Watt, the latter at the Doris Humphrey Memorial Theater on January 4, 1997.
Description: 1 videocassette (91 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Doris Humphrey legacy.; Source experience : enriching the Humphrey legacy.
Other Titles: Circular descent
Pointed ascent
Responsibility: presented by the National Doris Humphrey Society in collaboration with Princeton Book Company, Publishers, Momenta Performing Arts Company, Ernestine Stodelle and Reusch Dance Video ; choreography by Doris Humphrey (1931) ; video director, Amy Reusch.

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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 comprised of Circular descent and Pointed ascent. Stodelle explains her understanding of the double solo and prevides historical context for the work. Segments of the practice sessions are preceded by video clips showing the choreography in performance. A full performance of the work concludes the tape.

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