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ISBN-10: 0538432152

ISBN-13: 9780538432153

Edition: 2002

Authors: Doris Humphrey

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List price: $152.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Binding: Paperback
Weight: 0.418
Language: English

A pioneer of modern dance, Doris Humphrey was born in Oak Park, Illinois. Humphrey began dancing at the age of 8 and began a career as a teacher of ballroom dance in Chicago in 1913. In 1917 she moved to Los Angeles, where she worked with the Denishawn Company. She remained with this company until 1927, dancing in the early "music visualizations" Sedon Arabesque (1917) and Sonata Pathetique (1922) and choreographing her own first work, Tragica, in 1920. In 1927 Humphrey left the Denishawn Company with her dance partner Charles Weidman and went to New York, where they formed their own company the following year. The company performed for 16 years until arthritis forced Humphrey to retire…