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Charles Weidman—Lynchtown—(Humphrey-Weidman group)

Accession Number
1991/2.51

Title
Charles Weidman—Lynchtown—(Humphrey-Weidman group)

Artist(s)
Barbara Morgan

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1938, printed 1980

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
16 in x 20 in (40.64 cm x 50.8 cm);22 1/8 in x 28 3/16 in (56.2 cm x 71.6 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of the Willard and Barbara Morgan Archives.

Subject matter
Barbara Morgan photographed modern dance in New York City, exploring themes of ephemeral gesture and the depiction of crucial moments in sequences of movement. In this photograph, she photographed the Humphrey-Weidman group performing choreographer Charles Weidman's "Lynch Town" from his "Atavisms" series.

Physical Description
A group of dancers caught in motion; all leaping in the air in synchrony with their bodies hunched over.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form.

Keywords
Figures
cast shadows
costume (mode of fashion)
dance (discipline)
dancers
dances (performance events)
groups
groups of people
modern and contemporary art
movement (compositional concept)
stages

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