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Dunham, Katherine

Overview
Works: 396 works in 534 publications in 4 languages and 8,865 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  History  Music  Interviews  Fiction  Musical films 
Roles: Choreographer, Performer, Conductor, Interviewee, Singer, Dancer, Director, Actor, Other, Correspondent, Instrumentalist, Dedicatee, Speaker, Author of introduction, Honoree
Classifications: GV1785.D82, 792.8028092
Publication Timeline
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Publications about  Katherine Dunham Publications about Katherine Dunham
Publications by  Katherine Dunham Publications by Katherine Dunham
posthumous Publications by Katherine Dunham, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Katherine Dunham
Island possessed by Katherine Dunham ( Book )
12 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Katherine Dunham began her love affair with Haiti during her first visit in 1936 as a graduate researcher in dance and anthropology. Island Possessed reconnects her with this love, bringing to life personal sketches of political figures, market women, peasants, children, even gods. Dunham tells how the island came to be possessed by the demons of voodoo and other cults imported from various parts of Africa, as well as by the deep class divisions and the political hatred still very much in evidence today." --Back cover
Kaiso! : writings by and about Katherine Dunham by Katherine Dunham ( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kaiso, a term of praise that is the calypso equivalent of bravo, is a fitting title for this definitive and celebratory collection of writings by and about Katherine Dunham, the legendary African American dancer, choreographer, anthropologist, and social activist. Originally produced in the 1970s, this is a newly revised and much expanded edition that includes recent scholarly articles, Dunham's essays on dance and anthropology, press reviews, interviews, and chapters from Dunham's unpublished volume of memoirs, Minefields. With nearly a hundred selections by dozens of authors, Kaiso provides invaluable insight into the life and work of this pioneering anthropologist and performer and is certain to become an essential resource for scholars and general readers interested in social anthropology, dance history, African American studies, or Katherine Dunham herself. -- Publishers description
Dancing in the light ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dancing in the Light presents six historic works by African American choreographers, filmed by the American Dance Festival to preserve and celebrate the black tradition in modern dance. Created from 1938 to 1959, when viewed together in chronological order these works dramatically illustrate the important role black choreographers have played in the development of American modern dance. Host Taye Diggs introduces each dance, and gives précis biographies of the creative men and women who conceived them and brought them to the public
Katherine Dunham's Journey to Accompong by Katherine Dunham ( Book )
14 editions published between 1946 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dances of Haiti by Katherine Dunham ( Book )
5 editions published between 1947 and 1983 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sworn to the drum a tribute to Francisco Aguabella ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A film-portrait of the Afro-Cuban master drummer, Francisco Aguabella. Born in Cuba, he immigrated to the U.S. in 1957 where he made outstanding contributions to Latin popular music while maintaining his roots in traditional Afro-Cuban religious drumming. Film explores Aguabella's role both as a sacred drummer and a figure of historical influence in Latin Jazz, Pop and Fusion. Included are many interviews with musicians who have worked with him and have been influence by his music
Kasamance : a fantasy by Katherine Dunham ( Book )
4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Las danzas de Haití by Katherine Dunham ( Book )
10 editions published in 1947 in 4 languages and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Free to dance ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history of African American dance, with emphasis on the role that African American choreographers and dancers have played in the development of modern dance. Part one focuses "on the early development of modern dance-and set against the background of the Harlem Renaissance, racial segregation and the Great Depression ... [examining] how African Americans overcame a 'segregated aesthetic' to become recognized as modern dance artists." Part two features Katherine Dunham, whose "priority is to create new choreography with her dancers." Part three examines the "1960s through the 1980s ..." -- Container label
Shango ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An evening with Katherine Dunham ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Documents a dialogue with legendary dancer Katherine Dunham at age 95. Beginning with a tribute to Dunham's career, the program contains rare footage of Dunham drumming with percussionists and a discussion of her views on rhythmic motion, Haitian dance, and love"--Insight Media website
Dance Black America ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents a four-day festival of dancers and dance companies held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music
Les danses d'Haïti by Katherine Dunham ( Book )
5 editions published in 1950 in French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The best of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who done it?: Slapstick comedy thriller in which two radio writers become involved in a real murder while they are recording a whodunit play
Kaiso! : Katherine Dunham, an anthology of writings ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A touch of innocence by Katherine Dunham ( Book )
9 editions published between 1959 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Herinneringen van Katherine Dunham aan haar jeugd. Dunham begon in 1927 aan een studie dans aan de universiteit van Chicago maar stapte over naar antropologie. Oorspronkelijk verschenen in 1959
Stormy weather by Andrew L Stone ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1943 and 2005 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An all-Black musical featuring a host of top musical performers
The uninsured and uncompensated care strained safety nets ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A panel on financing care for the indigent, and uncompensated care"--P. 1 of guide
Afro-Caribbean songs and rhythms by Katherine Dunham ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1946 and 1950 in 4 languages and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carnival of rhythm ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1940 and 1989 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A romantic, musical short film portraying a fruit market in South America. Features songs and dances from Brazil, a South American courtship dance, and a dance from Africa as researched by Katherine Dunham
 
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Alternative Names
Dunham, Catherine.
Dunham, Catherine 1909-2006
Dunham, Katherine Mary
Dunham, Mary Katherine.
Dunham, Mary Katherine 1909-2006
Dunn, Kaye
Dunn, Kaye 1909-2006
Dunn, Kaye ca. 1910-2006
Pratt, John T. Mrs
Pratt, Mary Katherine Dunham
Pratt, Mary Katherine Dunham 1909-2006
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