Review of Doris Humphrey Technique: The Creative Potential, a videotape written, directed, and hosted by Ernestine Stodelle and Doris Humphrey: The Collected Works, Vol. 2, a compendium of Labanotated Scores

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Ann H. Dils, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The video, Doris Humphrey Technique: The Creative Potential, begins with a good, very general introduction to Humphrey's work and ends with rarely seen reconstructions of early Humphrey solos and a duet. The video might be a nice way to introduce Humphrey in a dance history class or to round out your knowledge of her choreography. The central portion of the video, however, includes a discussion of using Humphrey technique as the impetus for new choreography that is best used by those with an in-depth knowledge of Humphrey's work. The book of Labanotation scores, Doris Humphrey: The Collected Works, Vol. 2, is best suited to those that read Labanotation, but also contains interesting, more easily deciphered information on the process of Labanotating dance scores. Both resources offer insights into the work of Humphrey expert Ernestine Stodelle.

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Dance Research Journal, 27 (1), 40-41
Language: English
Date: 1995
Review, Videos, Doris Humphrey

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