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  • Dunham Technique: Rocking horse with "ronde de jambe"

    In 2002, with funds from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Library of Congress undertook the documentation of Katherine Dunham's dance technique. Included in this website are clips on breathing; contractions; fall ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Urban Social Dance, Jamaica Fieldwork

    motion picture | Duration: 1:51:16 | Filmed by Katherine Dunham in1936 on 16mm, this clip shows a couple dancing in the urban setting of Kingston, Jamaica. The film is a compilation of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Pas de Deux from "L'Ag'Ya"

    Originally recorded on 16mm at various performances between 1943-1944, the film contains sections of Dunham works Tropics (6 minutes), with Miss Dunham as the Woman with the Cigar; Son (2 minutes); Rara ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1943
  • Martinique Fieldwork, 1936

    motion picture | Duration: 0:15:08 | Filmed in 1936 in Martinique by Katherine Dunham, this clip shows a man dancing a traditional Martinican dance. The film is a compilation of travel and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Katherine Dunham on her influence on American dance

    In a series of clips recorded in September 2002, Katherine Dunham speaks about her influence on American dance; dance anthropology; her anthropological films; Shango; L'Ag'Ya; the Mazouk from L'Ag'Ya; the need for ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Katherine Dunham on Dunham Technique

    Katherine Dunham discusses her dance technique and Haitian dancer, Rachel Tavernier, demonstrates the Rocking Horse; Fall and Recovery, and Fall and Recovery with Roll Through. (Content). A Visit with Katherine Dunham, a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Katherine Dunham on positioning of the arm in Dunham Technique

    In this series of clips recorded in September 2002, Katherine Dunham speaks about her influence on American dance; dance anthropology; her anthropological films; Shango; L'Ag'Ya; the Mazouk from L'Ag'Ya; the need for ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Katherine Dunham on the Circle of Energy

    In this series of clips recorded in September 2002, Katherine Dunham speaks about her influence on American dance; dance anthropology; her anthropological films; Shango; L'Ag'Ya; the Mazouk from L'Ag'Ya; the need for ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Dunham Technique: Contractions

    In 2002, with funds from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Library of Congress undertook the documentation of Katherine Dunham's dance technique. Included in this website are clips on breathing; contractions; fall ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Dunham Technique: Pull-through contraction or full body roll

    In 2002, with funds from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Library of Congress undertook the documentation of Katherine Dunham's dance technique. Included in this website are clips on breathing; contractions; fall ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Dunham Technique: Leg swings with two circles

    In 2002, with funds from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Library of Congress undertook the documentation of Katherine Dunham's dance technique. Included in this website are clips on breathing; contractions; fall ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Katherine Dunham on the hand in Dunham Technique

    In this series of clips recorded in September 2002, Katherine Dunham speaks about her influence on American dance; dance anthropology; her anthropological films; Shango; L'Ag'Ya; the Mazouk from L'Ag'Ya; the need for ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Martinique Fieldwork, 1936

    motion picture | Duration: 0:46:11 | Filmed in 1936 in Martinique by Katherine Dunham, this clip shows men dancing a traditional dance. The film is a compilation of travel and dance footage ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Haiti, 1932-1937

    This clip, from Fred Allsop's private collection, shows boys performing a scissors dance during Mardi Gras in Haiti. Originally recorded on 8mm, the film includes other Mardi Gras celebrations including parades with ...

    • Contributor: Allsop, Fred
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Shango

    This clip was filmed on 16mm at the Studebaker Theater, Chicago by Ann Barzel in 1947.The film is a compilation of excepts from Tropical Revue and includes sections of Tropics; Son; Nañig; ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Dunham Technique: "Yonvalou"

    In 2002, with funds from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Library of Congress undertook the documentation of Katherine Dunham's dance technique. Included in this website are clips on breathing; contractions; fall ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Dunham Technique: Breathing

    With funds from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Library of Congress undertook the documentation of Katherine Dunham's dance technique during 2001-2003. Included in this website are clips on breathing; contractions; fall ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001
  • Martinique Fieldwork, 1936

    motion picture | Duration: 0:36:01 | Filmed in 1936 in Martinique by Katherine Dunham, this clip shows a couple dancing a traditional Martinican dance. The film is a compilation of travel and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Dunham Technique: Twelve-count leg swings

    In 2002, with funds from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Library of Congress undertook the documentation of Katherine Dunham's dance technique. Included in this website are clips on breathing; contractions; fall ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Charm Dance from "L'Ag'Ya"

    This clip was filmed on 16mm at the Studebaker Theater, Chicago by Ann Barzel in 1947.The film is a compilation of excepts from Tropical Revue and includes sections of Tropics; Son; Nañig; ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video