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The Call/Breath of Fire Choreography by Doris Humphrey Analysis and Coaching by Ernestine Stodelle Music by Dane Rudhyar Performed by Nina Watt of the José Límon Dance Company These dramatic 1929 solos, performed together, represent a statement about the early development of modern dance and the growth of the individual. Humphrey’s notes describe “the Call to a new vision followed by a shriving of the old body and old ideas through the purification of fire.” This description may be seen as a reference to Humphrey’s sudden break with Denishawn and the start of an independent career in 1928.Performed by Nina Watt of the Josè Limón Dance Company. Analysis and coaching by Ernestine Stodelle. Produced by The Doris Humphrey Society with a grant from The National Initiative for the Preservation of American Dance, underwritten by the Pew Charitable Trusts and administered at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

The Doris Humphrey Legacy: The Call/Breath of Fire DVD

  • The Doris Humphrey Legacy 63 min., color, 1997
  • VDH010
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