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Doris Humphrey technique [videorecording]

Doris Humphrey technique [videorecording]

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Additional Authors
  • Stodelle, Ernestine.
  • Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958
  • Seckler, Beatrice
  • Ide, Letitia
  • Manning, Katherine
  • Orcutt, Edith
  • Litz, Katherine, -1978
  • Pospíšil, Miroslava
  • Corbin, Gail
  • Passafiume, John
  • Atheneos, Cleo
  • Lathrop, Dorothy
  • Rubin, Hyla
  • Simisky, Karim
  • Connal, Cathy
  • Simisky, Siobhan
  • Cohn, Sally
  • Warner, Jeanne
  • Dema, Jill
  • Lightbody, Kristen
  • Rothengass, Patricia
  • Yamasaki, Manna
  • Fine, Vivian, 1913-2000.
  • Medtner, Nikolay Karlovich, 1880-1951.
  • Malipiero, Gian Francesco, 1882-1973.
  • Scriabin, Aleksandr Nikolayevich, 1872-1915.
  • Colman, John.
  • Lawrence, Pauline.
  • Morgan, Barbara Brooks, 1900-1992.
  • Harris, Sam.
  • Chase, Candace A.
  • Silberstein, Scott
  • Hoffman, Matt
  • Hoffman, Matt.
  • Malement, Sarah.
  • Jones, Wayne.
  • Keig, Betty.
  • Muller, Edward.
  • Doris Humphrey Society.
1 videocassette. 47 min. : sd. color with b&w sequences NTSC.; 1/2 in. (VHS)
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.
Uniform Title
  • 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)
  • Subtitle: Its creative potential; with four early dances. Produced by the Doris Humphrey Society. Conceived, written, directed, and hosted by Ernestine Stodelle. Video produced by HMS Media. Video producer: Scott Silberstein. Video director/editor: Matt Hoffman. A Dance Horizons Video, distributed by Princeton Book Company, Publishers, Pennington, New Jersey.
  • Music: Sarah Malement, Wayne Jones, Betty Keig, Edward Muller, John Colman, Alexander Scriabin, Nikolai Medtner, and Gian Francesco Malipiero.
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: Bach. Cos: Pauline Lawrence. Perf. by Humphrey, Cleo Atheneos, Dorothy Lathrop, Hyla Rubin, and Stodelle.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-1627
0-08-712718-50 (canceled/invalid)
Doris Humphrey technique [videorecording]
Local Subject
Modern dance -- Technique -- Humphrey.
Television. Doris Humphrey technique.
Added Author
Stodelle, Ernestine. drt, choreographer. Host. Commentator
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958, choreographer.
Seckler, Beatrice, dancer.
Ide, Letitia, dancer.
Manning, Katherine, dancer.
Orcutt, Edith, dancer.
Litz, Katherine, -1978, dancer.
Pospíšil, Miroslava, dancer.
Corbin, Gail, dancer.
Passafiume, John, dancer.
Atheneos, Cleo, dancer.
Lathrop, Dorothy, dancer.
Rubin, Hyla, dancer.
Simisky, Karim, dancer.
Connal, Cathy, dancer.
Simisky, Siobhan, dancer.
Cohn, Sally, dancer.
Warner, Jeanne, dancer.
Dema, Jill, dancer.
Lightbody, Kristen, dancer.
Rothengass, Patricia, dancer.
Yamasaki, Manna, dancer.
Fine, Vivian, 1913-2000. Instrumentalist
Medtner, Nikolay Karlovich, 1880-1951. Composer
Malipiero, Gian Francesco, 1882-1973. Composer
Scriabin, Aleksandr Nikolayevich, 1872-1915. Composer
Colman, John. Composer
Lawrence, Pauline. Costume designer
Morgan, Barbara Brooks, 1900-1992. Photographer
Harris, Sam. Costume designer
Chase, Candace A. Costume designer
Silberstein, Scott, producer.
Hoffman, Matt, director.
Hoffman, Matt. Film editor
Malement, Sarah. Composer
Jones, Wayne. Composer
Keig, Betty. Composer
Muller, Edward. Composer
Doris Humphrey Society.
Added Title
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)
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-1627
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