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Vanoye Aikens (1922–2013)

Vanoye Aikens was a star dancer and choreographer for the famous Katherine Dunham Dance Company. The Dunham Company popularized African American dance and pioneered the Dunham Technique, which combined Caribbean and African dance with European ballet. A native of Georgia, Aikens attended Morehouse College for two years. He worked through school as ... See full bio »

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 1971 I Eat Your Skin
 1963 Cleopatra
Dancer (uncredited)
 1962 Beach Casanova
Lio Pao (as Win Wan Patten)
 1961 Barabbas
Prisoner in Mines (uncredited)
 1961 Rage of the Buccaneers (as Van Aikens)
 1961 Goliath and the Vampires
Amahil (as Van Aikens)
 1960 The Revolt of the Slaves
Iface (as Van Aikens)
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 1961 Tropico di notte (Documentary) (as Van Aikens)

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He performed in the ballet, "Errand Into the Maze," "Ardent Song," and "Deaths and Entrances," in a Katherine Dunahm Dance Company production at the Saville Theatre in London, England with Katherine Dunham, Lenwood Morris, Lucille Ellis, and Wilbert Bradley in the cast. See more »

Alternate Names:

Vanore Aikens | Van Aikens | Win Wan Patten

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