November 21, 2017

Saturday Open Thread: Black Dancers Who Changed American Dance

This next dancer led an amazing life. This is a long post, but she is one of the most influential dancers to ever grace the scene.   Katherine Mary Dunham (also known as Kaye Dunn, June 22, 1909 – May 21, 2006) was an … [Read more...]

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Monday Open Thread: Black Choreographers

Katherine Dunham was a dancer, choreographer, teacher and anthropologist whose pioneering work introduced much of the black heritage in dance to the stage. In the late 1930's she founded the nation's first self-supporting black modern-dance troupe, … [Read more...]