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Katherine Dunham (1909–2006)

Dancer, choreographer, composer and songwriter, educated at the University of Chicago. She made world tours as a dancer, choreographer, and director of her own dance company. She directed the Katherine Dunham School of Dance in New York, and was artist-in-residence at Southern Illinois University. She also appeared in the Broadway musicals "Bal ... See full bio »

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 1966 The Bible: In the Beginning... (choreographer)
 1959 Green Mansions (dances stager: Marake sequence)
 1956 Spring in the Heart (choreographer - as Katterine Dunham)
 1954 Mambo (choreographer)
 1954 Die große Starparade (choreographer)
 1948 Casbah (choreography: Dunham Group)
 1942 Pardon My Sarong (dances originated by) / (dances staged by)
 1941 Carnival of Rhythm (Short) (choreographer) / (origination of production)
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She performed in the ballet, "Errand Into the Maze," "Ardent Song," and "Deaths and Entrances," in a Katherine Dunham Dance Company production at the Saville Theatre in London, England with Lenwood Morris, Lucille Ellis, Vanoye Aikens, and Wilbert Bradley in the cast. See more »

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2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Katterine Dunham | Sängern und Musikern Katherine Dunham mit ihren Tänzern
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Butterfly McQueen, Gregory Peck, Harry Belafonte, Marlon Brando, José Ferrer, Sidney Poitier, James Dean, Shelley Winters, Shirley MacLaine, Jennifer Jones, and Warren Beatty all studied dance at her school in New York at one point or another. See more »

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