Katherine Dunham
(June 22 1909 - May 21, 2006)

Katherine Dunham

Also known as

  • u.c.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, America, Dunham was reknowned for her dancing, her choreography, her civil rights activism and her academic scholarship.

Her choreography for Barrelhouse Blues has been a particular inspiration for modern day blues dancers.

    Groups and Partners

  • Katherine Dunham Dance Company
  • Katherine Dunham Dancers

    Associated Dances

  • African dance
  • ballet
  • contemporary dance

    Stage Shows (choreography and starring)

  • Barrelhouse Blues (1940)
  • Cabin in the Sky (1940)
  • Tropical Revue (1943)
  • Carib Song (1945)
  • Blue Holiday (1945)
  • Bal Negre (1946)

Films (choreographing or starring)

  • Carnival of Rhythm (1941)
  • Pardon My Sarong (1942)
  • Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)
  • Stormy Weather (1943)
  • Cuban Episode
  • Casbah (1948)
  • I'm in the Revue (1950)
  • Mambo (1954)
  • Die große Starparade (1954)
  • Primavera en el corazón (1956)
  • Música en la noche (1958)
  • Green Mansions (1959)
  • The Bible: in the Beginning (1966)
  • Sworn to the Drum (1985)

References