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Life of the Bee


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Modern dance work in one act with choreography by Humphrey and music by Hindemith. Premiered 31 Mar. 1929 by the Humphrey-Weidman Group at the Guild Theater, New York. It depicts the birth and death of a queen bee, using a vocabulary of distorted movements and exaggerations of scale and speed. At its original performances it was accompanied by off-stage humming, later by Hindemith's Kammermusik No. 1.

Subjects: Dance.


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