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Doris Humphrey Repertory Dance Company
Additional title: Day on earth (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Additional title: Breath of fire (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Additional title: Four visions (Choreographic work : King)
Additional title: Quasi-waltz (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Additional title: Moon dances (Choreographic work : King, Eleanor)
Additional title: To the West (Choreographic work : King)
Additional title: Banshee (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Nicolas, Mino (Director)
Sparling, Peter (Dancer)
Jowers, Christine (Dancer)
Eilber, Janet (Dancer)
White, Jillian (Dancer)
Harrington, Heather (Dancer)
Scherrer, Ursula (Dancer)
Marchese, Laura (Dancer)
Aloisi, Janine Marie (Dancer)
Gotterer, Rebecca (Dancer)
Antognazzi, Sandra (Dancer)
Chang, Kacie (Dancer)
Drummond, Kelly (Dancer)
Kapphahn, Catherine (Dancer)
Rink, Amy (Dancer)
Tobey, Cheryl (Dancer)
Aubrey, Rusty (Dancer)
Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965 (Composer)
Lawrence, Pauline (Costume designer)
Rudhyar, Dane, 1895-1985 (Composer)
King, Eleanor, 1906-1991 (Costume designer)
Scriabin, Aleksandr Nikolayevich, 1872-1915 (Composer)
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958 (Choreographer)
Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951 (Composer)
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990 (Composer)
Rainier, Priaulx, 1903-1986 (Composer)
Skelton, Thomas R (Designer)
Harris, Roy, 1898-1979 (Composer)
Atheneos, Cleo (Consultant)
Desca, Eva (Consultant)
Hoving, Lucas (Consultant)
Ide, Letitia (Consultant)
Parmet, Ruth (Consultant)
Savery, Helen (Consultant)
Schurman, Nona (Consultant)
Sherman, Jane (Consultant)
Even, Tirtza (Videographer)
Doris Humphrey Repertory Dance Company (Dancer)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1993
Table of Contents
CONTENTS: Reel 1: Day on earth (approx. 26 min.). Chor: Doris Humphrey. Mus: Aaron Copland (Piano sonata no. 1). Cos: Pauline Lawrence. Perf. by Peter Sparling (the man), Christine Jowers (the first love), Janet Eilber (the woman), and Jillian White (the child). Pianist: Michael McFrederick. -- Six solos by Eleanor King and Doris Humphrey (approx. 30 min.): The call/Breath of fire. Chor: Humphrey. Mus: Dane Rudhyar (from The first pentagram). Cos: Lawrence. Perf. by Heather Harrington. -- Air (from the cycle Four visions). Chor: Eleanor King. Perf. in silence by Laura Marchese. -- Quasi-valse. Chor: Humphrey. Mus: Alexander Scriabin (Quasi-valse). Perf. by Ursula Scherrer. -- Moon dances (Sick moon - Night - Moon spot). Chor/cos: King. Mus: Arnold Schoenberg (excerpts from Pierrot lunaire). Perf. by Janine Marie Aloisi. -- To the West. Chor/cos: King. Mus: Roy Harris (Piano sonata no. 1). Perf. by Jowers. -- The banshee. Chor: Humphrey. Mus: Henry Cowell (The banshee). Perf. by Rebecca Gotterer. -- Water study [beginning] (approx. 6 min.). Chor: Humphrey; restaged with alternate sequences as recalled by Jane Sherman, Eleanor King, and Letitia Ide. Perf. in silence by Aloisi, Sandra Antognazzi, Kacie Chang, Kelly Drummond, Gotterer, Harrington, Catherine Kpphahn, Amy Rink, Scherrer, and Cheryl Tobey. -- Reel 2: Water study [conclusion] (approx. 9 min.). -- Night spell (approx. 21 min.). Chor: Humphrey. Mus: |||| Priaulx Rainier (String quartet no. 1). Decor: Thomas Skelton. Cos: Pauline Lawrence-Limón. Perf. by Mino Nicolas (the sleeper); Rusty Aubrey, Chang, and Marchese (the night figures).
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2780
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-4086 (former)
Modern dance -- United States
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Videotaped in performance by Tirtza Even of Character Generators/Video at the Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse, New York, on May 28, 1993.
Creation/production credits: Staging/direction: Mino Nicolas, in agreement with Charles Humphrey Woodford. Artistic advisors: Cleo Atheneos, Eva Desca, Lucas Hoving, Letitia Ide, Ruth Parmet, Helen Savery, Nona Schurman, and Jane Sherman.
Performers: Performed by the Doris Humphrey Repertory Dance Company, with guest artists Janet Eilber and Peter Sparling.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a donation from Lynn Garafola.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (92 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12175761
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 13269f30-9e86-0132-c46b-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Doris Humphrey Repertory Dance Company" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1993.

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Doris Humphrey Repertory Dance Company