Air for the G String (1928)

Air for the G String was created by Doris Humphrey in 1928.  This dance for 5 dancers gives physical life to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.  The dancers move through the space in serene walking patterns accentuated by long silk scarves attached to their long dresses.  Humanity is explored through the relationship between the performers, who are led by a central figure throughout the dance.  

Photo Credit: Pigford Photography