Two Ecstatic Themes (1931)

Two Ecstatic Themes was choreographed in 1931 by modern dance pioneer, Doris Humphrey.  In this solo, Humphrey explored the physical drama of rising versus sinking and the defeat and surrender to gravity.  The rights to this dance are housed at the Doris Humphrey Foundation.  I staged this dance from the Labanotation score on myself and upon completion a specialist form the Humphrey foundation traveled to Atlanta to coach my performance of the work.  Staff accompanist, Jane Frackenpohl, provided live accompaniment for the performance of Two Ecstatic Themes.  This work was performed as part of Opening In.

Photo Credit: Curiosita Photography