Days on Earth

Days on Earth

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Now available in paperback, Days on Earth--originally published in 1988 (Yale University Press)--traces the dance career and artistic development of one of the founders of American modern dance. In this biography of dance pioneer Doris Humphrey, Marcia B. Siegel follows Humphrey's career from her days with the Denishawn Company (among fellos students like Martha Graham) to her creative partnership with Charles Weidman to her tenure as artistic director of protAcgAc JosAc Limon's dance company. Siegel's reconsideration and description of Humphrey's dances, including many that are no longer performed, sheds important light on this pathbreaking dancer/choreographer.Then Shawn gives ballet instruction to a little girl wearing pointe shoes. ... First she assailed Doris with questions: what would be the financial arrangements, would Doris make as much money as she could teaching at home, what would be theanbsp;...

Title:Days on Earth
Author:Marcia B. Siegel
Publisher:Duke University Press - 1993


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