New Dance: Writings on Modern Dance by Doris Humphrey Selected and edited by Charles Humphrey Woodford This collection of essays, transcribed talks, and notes reveals the guiding principles of modern dance founder Doris Humphrey. The main elements of her technique, fall and recovery and breath rhythm, are described, and the fundamentals of composition—including form, content, and execution—are examined in a question-and-answer format, providing an intimate look at the creative process—in her own words. Notes on 41 of her dances show how she put her principles into practice; chronologically arranged, they also trace the course of her artistic development. Examining Humphrey’s unique combination of physics and philosophy, the book shows how one woman revolutionized the landscape of American dance.
128 pages, cloth, 51⁄2 x 81⁄2 ISBN 9780871273079
New Dance: Writings on Modern Dance
- by Doris Humphrey Selected and edited by Charles Humphrey Woodford 128 pages, cloth, 51⁄2 x 81⁄2 ISBN 9780871273079