Soaring (1920)

Soaring was choreographed by Doris Humphrey and Ruth St. Denis in 1920 and is considered a music visualization.  This work for 5 women can be described as the dance of a scarf accompanied by 5 dancers to the music of Claude Debussy.  Throughout the work, the scarf becomes a wave, a flower unfolding and a stormy sky.  It has a life of its own to which the dancers must respond.

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Watkins