Doris Humphrey, An Artist First

Doris Humphrey, An Artist First

An Autobiography

Book - 1995
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Doris Humphrey (1895-1958) was one of the great figures in the development of modern dance -- as a performer, teacher, choreographer, and theoretician. This account of her life and work not only tells the passionate story of an extraordinary woman, but is rich in dance history. It is based on Humphrey's own writings: statements prepared for dance journals, correspondence with family and friends, and the autobiography she did not live to complete. The personal account of her growing years, her decade of association with Ruth St Denis and Ted Shawn, and her collaborations with Charles Weidman and José Limón are included. Here too is the truth of Doris Humphrey's private life.
Publisher: Pennington, N.J. : Princeton Book Co., [1995]
Edition: Centennial edition
Copyright Date: ©1995
ISBN: 9780871272010
Branch Call Number: 793.32 HUMPHRE 1995
Characteristics: xiv, 305 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Cohen, Selma Jeanne 1920-2005


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