Days on Earth: The Dance of Doris Humphrey

Duke University Press, 1993 - 333 páginas
Now available in paperback, Days on Earth--originally published in 1988 (Yale University Press)--traces the dance career and artistic development of one of the founders of American modern dance. In this biography of dance pioneer Doris Humphrey, Marcia B. Siegel follows Humphrey's career from her days with the Denishawn Company (among fellos students like Martha Graham) to her creative partnership with Charles Weidman to her tenure as artistic director of protégé José Limon's dance company. Siegel's reconsideration and description of Humphrey's dances, including many that are no longer performed, sheds important light on this pathbreaking dancer/choreographer.

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A critical biography of one of the foremost founders of modern dance in America, Doris Humphrey. Much of her personal movement idiom is still reflected in modern dance today, and this account of her ... Ler crítica na íntegra

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Siegel, a knowledgeable and articulate critic, has tried to "reestablish the claim, fully validated in her lifetime but already lapsed, that Humphrey was one of America's greatest choreographers ... Ler crítica na íntegra


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Marcia B. Siegel is the dance critic for the Hudson Review and teaches in the Department of Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Her works include The Tail of The Dragon: New Dance, 1976-1982 (Duke University Press).

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