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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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Carnival of Rhythm
Carnival of Rhythm Miscellaneous Crew
(1941)
Casbah
Casbah Miscellaneous Crew
(1948)
Mambo
Mambo Miscellaneous Crew
(1954)
Die große Starparade
Die große Starparade Miscellaneous Crew
(1954)

Filmography

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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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He choreographed the musical revue, "New Pins and Needles," win the National Tour of the Labor Stage Players production at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio. Harold Rome wrote the music and lyrics. Max Danish devised the title. Arthur Arent and Marc Blitzstein wrote additional sketches. 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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Adoptive mother of Marie-Christine Pratt. See more »

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Cancer

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