Lecture by Doris Humphrey : Question and answer period, 1956

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Title
Lecture by Doris Humphrey : Question and answer period, 1956
Names
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958 (Speaker)
Hill, Martha, 1900-1995 (Speaker)
Juilliard School (Event place)
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1956-11-07
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTO 7-16
Topics
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958
St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968
Denishawn School of Dancing
Denishawn Dancers
Modern dance -- United States
Choreography
Dancers -- United States -- 20th century
Dance -- Vocational guidance
Dancers
Modern dance
Genres
Lectures
Notes
Content: Question and answer period following a lecture given by Doris Humphrey on November 7, 1956 at the Juilliard School of Music, New York City, for the National Educational Television program, Pioneers of modern dance. Martha Hill makes a substantial contribution to the discussion near the end of the recording.
Funding: The processing and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The support of the National Endowment for the Arts is also gratefully acknowledged.
Venue: Recorded at the Juilliard School for the National Educational Television program, Pioneers of modern dance 1956, November 7 New York (N.Y.)
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 2 audiotape reels (approximately 49 minutes); polyester; half-track; 7.5 ips; 7 in.
The sound quality is good with respect to Doris Humphrey and Martha Hill. The questions are inaudible in streaming audio file 1, but their content can be inferred for the most part from Humphrey's responses.
Description
Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 36 minutes). Doris Humphrey discusses aspects of projection in performance including the use of the face; the kinds of subjects suitable (or not suitable) for making dances; her background and early training; the Denishawn School [of Dancing]; the Denishawn Dancers; Ruth St. Denis and her influence on Humphrey; careers in dance at the height of the Denishawn era as compared with careers in dance at the current time; an anecdote about forming a small vaudeville troupe upon finding herself unemployed and stranded in Little Rock (Ark.); the lessons vaudeville taught her; a performance anecdote about her work Soaring; career paths (and pitfalls) for young modern dancers today, in the United States including the importance of collaboration and regional differences in audiences [ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 2].Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 13 minutes). Doris Humphrey continues to speak about career paths (and pitfalls) for young modern dancers today, in the United States, including the pursuit of a career in teaching, especially outside of New York; the fragmentation of the dance community including a substantial contribution to the discussion from Martha Hill.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 55735743
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12117369
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d37cdb20-d27d-0137-9fba-13f2dccd38cf
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1895: Creator Born
  • 1956: Created
  • 1958: Creator Died
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Lecture by Doris Humphrey " The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1956. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1361ec50-3b7a-0134-b18d-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Lecture by Doris Humphrey " New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 9, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1361ec50-3b7a-0134-b18d-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1956). Lecture by Doris Humphrey Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1361ec50-3b7a-0134-b18d-60f81dd2b63c

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Lecture by Doris Humphrey