Available Works

The foundation administers the rights to these 23 works by Doris Humphrey.  The rights to perform these works can be purchased. For infomation about acquiring the rights to perform these works, please go to Licensing Requirements

Air for the G String (1928)

Music: Johann Sebastian Bach
Cast Required: 5 Women
Approximate Length: 5 minutes

Air on a Ground Bass (1929)

Music: Henry Purcell
Cast Required: 1 man and 1 woman
Approximate Length: 3 min 

Dance Overture (1957)

Music: Paul Creston
Cast Required: 6 men and 5 women
Approximate Length: 11 min

Dionysiaques (1932)

Music: Florent Schmitt
Cast Required: 2 men and 9+ women
Approximate Length: 12 min

Drama Of Motion (1930)

Music: None
Cast Required: 13 women (variable)
Approximate Length: 14 min

Duo-Drama (1935)

Music: Roy Harris
Cast Required: 1 man and 1 woman 
Approximate Length: 25 min

Etude Patetico (1928)

Music: Alexander Scriabin
Cast Required: 1 man and 1 woman 
Approximate Length: 3 min

Fantasy and Fugue (1952)

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Cast Required: 2 men and 4 women
Approximate Length: 12 minutes

Invention (1949)

Music: Norman Lloyd
Cast Required: 2 women and 1 man
Approximate Length: 11 min

Lament for Ignacio Sanchez Mejias (1946)

Music: Norman Lloyd
Cast Required: 1 man, 1 woman and 1 actress
Approximate Length: 22 min

Libation Bearers (1932)

Music: Darius Milhaud
Cast Required: 1 man and 10 women
Approximate Length: 20 min

Life of the Bee (1929)

Music: Paul Hindemith
Cast Required: 3 men and 8 women
Approximate Length: 13 min

New Dance (entire) (1935)

Music: Wallingford Riegger
Cast Required: 4 men and 10+ women
Approximate Length: 30 min

Night Spell (1951)

Music: Priaulx Rainier
Cast Required: 2 men and 2 women
Approximate Length: 22 min

Quasi-Valse (1929)

Music: Alexander Scriabin
Cast Required: 1 woman
Approximate Length: 2 min

Rudepoema (1934)

Music: Heiter Villa-Lobos
Cast Required: 1 man and 1 woman 
Approximate Length: 17 min

Ruins and Visions (1953)

Music: Benjamin Britten
Cast Required: 4 men and 4 women
Approximate Length: 40 min

Sarabande (1928)

Music: Jean Philippe Rameau-Godovsky
Cast Required: 1 woman
Approximate Length: 3 min

Scherzo Waltz (Hoop Dance) (1924)

Music: McNair Ilgenfritz
Cast Required: 1 woman
Approximate Length: 3 min

Soaring (1920)

Music: Robert Schumann
Cast Required: 5 women
Approximate Length: 4 min

Sonata Pathetique (1920)

Music: Ludwig van Beethoven
Cast Required: 7 women
Approximate Length: 7 min

The Banshee (1928)

Music: Henry Cowell
Cast Required: 1 woman
Approximate Length: 3 min

The Call/Breath of Fire (1929-30)

Music: Dane Rudhyar
Cast Required: 1 woman
Approximate Length: 4 min

Two Ecstatic Themes (1931)

Music: Nikolai Karolovich Medtner/Gian Francesco Malipiero
Cast Required: 1 woman
Approximate Length: 5 min 

Valse Caprice (Scarf Dance) (1919)

Music: Cecile Chaminade
Cast Required: 1 woman
Approximate Length: 4 min
 

*For more Doris Humphrey works contact the Dance Notation Bureau.