Visualization or From a Farm in New Jersey
Robert Kosinski has shared some wonderful photos of Charles
Weidman’s last composition, Visualization or from a Farm in New Jersey.
dance to Ruth St. Denis. It premiered a year before Weidman’s death.
Part One is an eleven minute solo created for Janet Towner, tracing the
transformation of the cavorting farm girl, Ruthie Dennis, into the sublime
Ruth St. Denis.
romps on the farm, her explorations of rippling arm movements, her playing
with fabric on a clothes line to create a saree, and includes two early solos
from her East Indian Series: The Yogi and Incense.
Ruth’s Greek Veil Plastique and Nautch, Shawn’s Gnossienne, Japanese
Spear Dance, and Dance of Shiva, Humphrey’s first choreography for
Denishawn Valse Caprice also known as Scarf Dance, Martha Graham in Shawn’s
Serenata Morisca, Charles Weidman in Shawn’s Danse Americaine and
Crapshooter. Part Two concludes with The Garden of Kama, the first