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Ernestine Stodelle correspondence

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Ernestine Stodelle correspondence, 1945-1975.
Author
Stodelle, Ernestine.
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Correspondence.
Biography (note)
  • Dancer, teacher, dance critic and scholar, Ernestine Stodelle (b. 1912) is perhaps best known for her work reconstructing the choreography of Doris Humphrey.
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Call Number
(S) *MGZMD 166
Author
Stodelle, Ernestine.
Title
Ernestine Stodelle correspondence, 1945-1975.
Summary
The Ernestine Stodelle correspondence consists of letters from Doris Humphrey, José Limón, Ted Shawn, Walter Terry, and Charles Weidman covering the years 1945 to 1975. Several of the letters are acknowledgments of gratitude for articles or other publications that Stodelle had written about the subject. Other letters include commentary on performances. The letters from Doris Humphrey, which primarily have a personal tone, reveal her close relationship with Stodelle. Some of Charles Weidman's letters include photocopied clippings with his annotations. This small collection of letters, however, contains very little direct information on Ernestine Stodelle's own personal life or professional career.
Biography
Dancer, teacher, dance critic and scholar, Ernestine Stodelle (b. 1912) is perhaps best known for her work reconstructing the choreography of Doris Humphrey. Stodelle began her professional career as one of the original members of the Humphrey-Weidman Dance Company (1929-1935) and she also joined with José Limón and other company members to form the Little Group (1930-1935) to present their own choreography. Married to journalist John R. Chamberlain, for many years she directed her own studio in Connecticut. As a dance scholar, Stodelle published books on Doris Humphrey (1978) and Martha Graham (1984), as well as numerous articles in journals. She also contributed feature stories and dance reviews to the New Haven Register. Stodelle received the Congress on Research in Dance (CORD) award for Leadership in Dance Research in 1999.
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Finding aid available on internet.
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Occupation
Dance critics.
Dance teachers.
Dancers.
Added Author
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958.
Limón, José.
Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972.
Terry, Walter.
Weidman, Charles.
Research Call Number
(S) *MGZMD 166
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