Collection of photographs, performance programs, publicity information, and clippings related to dance, gathered by Dorathi
Bock Pierre, a dance writer and publicist.
Born after the turn of the century in Chicago, Dorathi Bock, daughter of a well-known Midwest sculptor Richard Walter and
Martha Methven, began her career by posing in dance positions for her father. As a child she also danced in motion pictures
performing movement experiments before the camera. Her first acknowledged dance performance in 1914 was in the backyard of
Mrs. Doris Humphrey, a disciple of Isadora Duncan in Oak Park, Illinois. To help preserve the Indiana Dunes as a state park,
she also performed an expressionistic dance on the dunes. In the 1920s she performed with choreographer and dance director
Michel Fokine's Ballet Company for two years. An injury to her foot ended her dancing career, although she continued to act
in musical comedies and stage dramas through the twenties.
27 linear ft.
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