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2010-11 Catalog Now Available
Choreography by Doris Humphrey
Doris Humphrey Reminiscence by Eva Desca Garnet, 2010
Dance Horizons Call for Manuscripts
Elysian Editions
Conference Announcements
Author Information

Consider a Work by Doris Humphrey for Your Next Performances

Dance Horizons has an extensive resource of books, DVDs and videos celebrating the life and work of modern dance pioneer Doris Humphrey. Charles Humphrey Woodford, Humphrey’s son and president of Princeton Book Company/Dance Horizons, is pleased to announce that a number of Doris Humphrey’s landmark choreographic works are available for performance. For a complete list of available solos, duets, trios, small group, and large group dances choreographed by Doris Humphrey please click here

Goucher Collegeis home to the Doris Humphrey Collection
and Doris Humphrey Foundation for Dance

On Thursday, February 7, 2008, dance artist Minos G. Nicolas, and Charles H. Woodford, son of American modern dance pioneer Doris Humphrey, donated to Goucher College the licensing rights to Humphrey’s works, as well as their memorabilia.

With this donation, Goucher College has the largest collection of Humphrey’s materials in the United States and, through the newly created Doris Humphrey Foundation for Dance, administers the performance and licensing rights to 23 of her works (The Dance Notation Bureau administers ten other works).

The memorabilia is catalogued and placed in the Doris Humphrey Collection, which is available for research in the Goucher College Athenaeum, which opened in March, 2010. The collection will include costumes, recordings, sets, light plots, films, videos, original musical scores, and choreographic notes related to Humphrey’s various works.

Amanda Thom Woodson, Associate Dean of Goucher College, serves as the Foundation’s director. Woodson and dance faculty members, including Professor Chrystelle Trump Bond, serve on a review committee that establishes artistic standards of performance for Humphrey’s works and accept or reject requests to perform the works.

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Doris Humphrey Reminiscence
by Eva Desca Garnet, 2010

"When I think of Doris Humphrey, I see a slender woman with strawberry blond hair beautifully arranged.  She is wearing a long graceful rehearsal costume of golden yellow or rust.  She is standing in the middle of our 18th Street studio, a loft in the industrial section of downtown Manhattan and she is directing a rehearsal for the New York Theatre Guild Concert..."

Click to read full text, including a 1942 letter from Doris Humphrey

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Dance Horizons Call for Manuscripts

Currently accepting manuscripts for college textbooks and professional books concerning the field of dance.

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Elysian Editions

Currently accepting manuscripts concerning bodywork practices. Also looking for informative or practical books that enrich the life of the reader. (Please note: elysian means “supremely blessed or happy.”)

Please submit proposals or manuscripts to:

Charles Woodford
Princeton Book Company
614 Route 130
Hightstown, NJ 08520

Proposals may be e-mailed to
and should include a brief description,
approximate length in words, table of contents,
number of photos and/or drawings, and a vita.

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Conference Announcements

National High School Dance Festival
New World School of the Arts
Miami, FL April 3-6, 2014

National Dance Education Organization Conference
Hyatt Regency McCormick
Place, Chicago, IL November 5-9, 2014


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Author Information

Eric Franklin has taught at the Institute for Psychomotor Therapy in Zurich, and has been guest lecturer at the University of Vienna. He holds degrees from New York Univerisity's Tisch School of the Arts and the University of Zurich. Head of the Franklin Method Institute in Uster, Switzerland, and member of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, Franklin travels worldwide conducting workshops on the Franklin method.

Franklin is the author of Inner Focus, Outer Strength; Relax Your Neck, Liberate Your Shoulders; Pelvic Power; Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance; Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery.

Mary McAuliffe, author of Paris Discovered: Explorations in the City of Light received a Ph.D. in history from the University of Maryland. She taught at Iowa State University, where she published a scholarly monograph (Crisis on the Left: Cold War Politics and American Liberals, 1947-1954) as well as articles for several journals. She has traveled extensively in France, and for the past five years she has been a regular contributor to the monthly, Paris Notes. She currently lives with her husband in Manhattan, where she writes historical nonfiction and fiction.

Christine Dion, author of High Performance Beauty: Makeup & Skin Care for Dance, Cheer, Show Choir, Pageants & Ice Skating, has more than 25 years of experience as a makeup artist and is the owner of Mode Dion, a cosmetics and makeup training company that specializes in providing cosmetics and education to performing artists. As an educator and trainer she has collaborated with companies such as Chanel, Estée Lauder Corporation, and Gucci. She is the producer of the film The Competition Face: The Winning Look and has written for American Cheerleader, Dance Spirit, and Dance Teacher. She lives in Palm Desert, California.

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