Jane Sherman remembers Martha Graham

Dance · Film

In a prior post, we noted the passing of Jane Sherman, the last living Denishawn dancer.

In an arts•meme exclusive, our friend Hugh Neely of Timeline Films of Culver City, California, provides us with footage of Jane reminiscing about fellow Denishawn alumni Martha Graham and Doris Humphrey. 


Graham danced with Denishawn from 1921- 1923. Humphrey followed, joining in 1923 and remaining till 1927. Jane Sherman was with the troupe from 1925 – 1928. This video was filmed in 1997. Parts of it appeared in Timeline Film’s documentary "Looking for Lulu: Louise Brooks," about the film icon who also briefly danced with Denishawn.

You may view all the Jane Sherman videos here.

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