The Art of Making Dances

The Art of Making Dances

Doris Humphrey / Apr 05, 2020

The Art of Making Dances from the jacket Doris Humphrey s The Art of Making Dances is perhaps the most important book of its kind ever published Written just before her death in it is Miss Humphrey s autobiography in ar

  • Title: The Art of Making Dances
  • Author: Doris Humphrey
  • ISBN: 9781852730536
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Paperback
  • from the jacket Doris Humphrey s The Art of Making Dances is perhaps the most important book of its kind ever published Written just before her death in 1958, it is Miss Humphrey s autobiography in art, a gathering together of her experiences in performance and a lucid and practical source book on choreography One of the truly great figures in the dance world a pione from the jacket Doris Humphrey s The Art of Making Dances is perhaps the most important book of its kind ever published Written just before her death in 1958, it is Miss Humphrey s autobiography in art, a gathering together of her experiences in performance and a lucid and practical source book on choreography One of the truly great figures in the dance world a pioneer of American modern dance, a great choreographer and teacher whose influences and innovations are apparent everywhere in the field Miss Humphrey has given us the first modern book on the art of choreography, and indespensible guide not only for the modern dance but for all stage creations.The Art of Making Dances presents modern dance as theater It contains a short history of the dance and various chapters discuss design, dynamics, and rhythm of dance It includes a check list for composers of dances and an appendix of all the dances composed by Miss Humphrey.

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    461 Comments

    1. mentioned in a rachel brice intensive. i would like to learn how to make my own choreographies. perhaps this will help. she did say, however that doris is pretty old-school in her way of thinking.


    2. I dutifully read every chapter except the one on sets and props because it doesn't apply to my flavor of dance. Although in my heart of hearts I am a ballet dancer, becoming one at the tender age of 3, and after that I am a tappin' worshipper of Fosse, these days I am actually a tribal fusion bellydancer and teacher. Who knew it would ever turn out this way? A horrible foot injury and surgery turned out to be a blessing in disguise, like most challenges we meet in our lives. This book is an oldy [...]


    3. I had the impression that this book would be stuffy and strict but I enjoyed it immensely. I like structure and order in my dance, so it made a lot of sense to me. Having little formal choreography training, what Humphrey proposes is a clear and sensible approach. I'm looking forward to experimenting with what I learned in my own dances.





    4. " A movement without motivation is unthinkable. Some force is the cause for the change of position. The cessation of movement is death." (Pg. 110)


    5. favorite line: "i cannot go along with the cult which holds that a face is just something to carry around on the neck"i hate that cult too! doris humphrey is such a weirdo.




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