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 Post subject: Katherine Dunham
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2001 5:54 am 
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From the Los Angeles Times:<P><B>Her Body on the Line<BR>Katherine Dunham uses dance to examine racism. The pioneer on stage and in academia is at the heart of a new documentary.</B><P>By SASHA ANAWALT<P><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR> "It does no good to sit down and say that racism is wrong. You do something about it," says Katherine Dunham, who at 91 is still finding ways to do something about it. <BR> She is the centerpiece of a three-hour Dance in America and American Dance Festival-funded documentary, "Free to Dance," which airs today on PBS. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR><A HREF="http://www.calendarlive.com/top/1,1419,L-LATimes-Search-X!ArticleDetail-36503,00.html?" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A><p>[This message has been edited by Basheva (edited June 24, 2001).]


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 Post subject: Re: Katherine Dunham
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2002 8:06 am 
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The chance of a lifetime:<P><B>Dedicated to dance</B><BR>Famed dancer, choreographer visits FAMU<BR>From The Tallahassee Democrat<BR> <P>Dancers from 25 schools and universities go through dance exercises led by internationally known dance innovator and choreographer Katherine Dunham on Friday. Dunham, 91, supervised the workshop and then lectured to those attending Florida A&M University's Annual Conference of the Black College Dance Exchange at Gaither Gym.<P><A HREF="http://www.tallahassee.com/mld/democrat/news/local/3054694.htm" TARGET=_blank><B>click for more</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Katherine Dunham
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2002 9:42 am 
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From the Boston Herald.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Choreographer Dunham busy as ever <P>Dance/by Theodore Bale <BR>Friday, June 14, 2002<P><BR>The first time I saw Katherine Dunham's choreography was in 1972, in the Broadway revival of Scott Joplin's opera ``Treemonisha.'' While the dancing impressed me more than anything else in that production, I was too young to have a real appreciation for Dunham's legacy.<P><BR>I had no idea that Dunham had founded a company in 1931 called Ballet Negre, that she was one of the first blacks to attend the University of Chicago or that the Dunham School of Arts and Research (which she founded in Manhattan in 1945) had made such an enormous impact on the development of African-American dance.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www2.bostonherald.com/entertainment/arts_culture/danc06142002.htm" TARGET=_blank><B>more...</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Katherine Dunham
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2002 4:41 am 
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From the Boston Globe:<P><B>Giant steps<P>Katherine Dunham has left an imprint on the world of dance, and at 93, the legendary choreographer is finally getting her due.</B><P>By Vanessa E. Jones, Globe Staff, 7/3/2002<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>BECKET - It wasn't a typical 93d birthday celebration, if there is such a thing. Kudos were sent by Senator Edward M. Kennedy and former president Jimmy Carter. Warm words were spoken by actors Harry Belafonte and Danny Glover. In between, 10 dance performances unspooled on a stage here, showcasing African, Caribbean, and modern dance movements. This is how Jacob's Pillow paid tribute to dance legend Katherine Dunham last week, two days after her June 22 birth date.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR><A HREF="http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/184/living/Giant_steps+.shtml" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A><P>and there's a great picture here - which I couldn't post in because of copyright issues..but it's a great picture:<P><A HREF="http://www.boston.com/globe/living/" TARGET=_blank><B>Picture of Dunham</B></A> <BR>


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 Post subject: Re: Katherine Dunham
PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2003 10:44 am 
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The Glamorous Dunham and the Wizardly Nikolais

JENNIFER DUNNING
NY Times

Two pioneers of American dance will get a much-deserved tribute this season, an increasingly (and sadly) unusual occurrence in New York dance. <a href=http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/07/arts/artsspecial/07DUNN.html target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Katherine Dunham
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2003 4:40 pm 
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Katherine Dunham's Timeless Legacy, Visible in Youth and Age

ANNA KISSELGOFF
NY Times

At 94 Katherine Dunham has seen her life and achievement as a pioneering anthropologist, dancer and choreographer chronicled and honored many times. <a href=http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/16/arts/dance/16DUNH.html target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Katherine Dunham
PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2004 7:44 am 
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A fine tribute:

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95-Year-Old Modern Dance Pioneer Katherine Dunham Receives Dance Teacher(R) Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award

Winners of the 2004 Dance Teacher(R) Awards Will Also Be Recognized August 9
During Dance Teacher's(R) Fifth Annual Summer Conference in New York City

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Dance Teacher(R), the preeminent monthly
publication for dance education professionals, has announced the winners of
its 2004 Dance Teacher(R) Awards. <a href=http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/08-04-2004/0002224778&EDATE= target=_blank>more</a>


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East St. Louis bows to famed choreographer

JIM SUHR

Associated Press


EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. - With a tribute on a Mississippi River bridge, Katherine Dunham basked in another ovation Friday as the famed dancer-choreographer prepares to move back to her longtime home.


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