Doris Humphrey

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Doris Humphrey
Additional title: Sarabande (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Additional title: New dance (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Additional title: Passacaglia and fugue in C minor (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Additional title: Danzas mexicanas (Choreographic work : Limón)
Additional title: Drama of motion (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Additional title: Gigue (Choreographic work : Humphrey)
Woodford, Charles Humphrey (Associated name)
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958 (Dancer)
Limón, José (Choreographer)
Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958 (Choreographer)
Weidman, Charles (Associated name)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1935 (Approximate)
Table of Contents
Doris Humphrey demonstrating a jump and circular fall -- Doris Humphrey, in costume, rehearsing phrases from the 1928 solo, Sarabande -- Group seen outdoors in rehearsal of Variations and conclusion, from New dance -- Brief shot of Doris Humphrey outdoors -- Excerpts from Variations and conclusion, from New dance. Group, José Limón in center -- Doris Humphrey and women, outdoors, rehearsing excerpts from Passacaglia and fugue. Humphrey is seen alone in the turning variation and "bell phrase" -- José Limón in his Danzas mexicanas (excerpts) -- Trio excerpt from Doris Humphrey's Drama of motion, probably filmed on Fire Island -- Doris Humphrey, filmed indoors, in brief segments of the 1928 solo, Gigue -- Doris Humphrey demonstrating forward successions and swings -- Doris Humphrey, in a studio, demonstrating her backward and forward falls and recovery -- Agfa clip (1935) showing informal shots of Doris Humphrey with her son [Charles Humphrey Woodford]. Charles Weidman is seen in shots of other children playing on a rooftop playground of a nursery school
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9957
Shelf locator: *MGZHB 6-843
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-6226 (former)
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Motion pictures
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (33 min.) : silent, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY727022270-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12145220
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2abe1270-9180-0135-6edf-291be2e2e7a3
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1935: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Doris Humphrey" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1935.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Doris Humphrey" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 23, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1935). Doris Humphrey Retrieved from

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Doris Humphrey