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  • Cakewalk

    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 Tonga (4 minutes); Rhumba Jive (2 minutes), title also given as Rumba with a Little Jive Mixed In); Choros #1 (2 minutes); Batacuda (1 minute); Batacuda (1 minute); Bolero (1 minute); L'Ag'Ya ...

    • 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 and recovery with body roll; pull-through contraction or full body roll; second position plié with footwork; second position plié with parallel stretch in fourth position; second position plié with contraction and release ...

    • 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 and recovery; pull-through contraction or full body roll; second position plié with footwork; second position plié with parallel stretch in fourth position; second position plié with contraction and release variations; advanced second ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Katherine Dunham on breathing 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 a Dunham Technique; breathing in Dunham Technique; the circle of energy; the concept of the "pole through the body" in Dunham Technique; the hand in Dunham Technique; the position of the arm ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • 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 dance footage in Martinique and Jamaica. The footage of Martinique features scenes of the capital of Fort de France as well as the towns of Saint Pierre and Vauclin. The dance footage ...

    • 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 Tonga (4 minutes); Rhumba Jive (2 minutes), title also given as Rumba with a Little Jive Mixed In); Choros #1 (2 minutes); Batacuda (1 minute); Bolero (1 minute); L'Ag'Ya (10 minutes) Market ...

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

    motion picture | Duration: 0:40:16 | Filmed in 1936 in Martinique by Katherine Dunham, this clip shows a pregnant woman dancing a traditional Martinican dance. The film is a compilation of travel and dance footage in Martinique and Jamaica. The footage of Martinique features scenes of the capital of Fort de France as well as the towns of Saint Pierre and Vauclin. The dance ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Katherine Dunham on need for 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 a Dunham Technique; breathing in Dunham Technique; the circle of energy; the concept of the "pole through the body" in Dunham Technique; the hand in Dunham Technique; the position of the arm ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Dunham Technique: "Congo Paillette"

    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 and recovery; pull-through contraction or full body roll; second position plié with footwork; second position plié with parallel stretch in fourth position; second position plié with contraction and release variations; advanced second ...

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

    motion picture | Duration: 0:23:09 | Filmed in Martinique by Katherine Dunham in 1936, this clip shows women performing a traditional dance. The film is a compilation of travel and dance footage in Martinique and Jamaica. The footage of Martinique features scenes of the capital of Fort de France as well as the towns of Saint Pierre and Vauclin. The dance footage includes extensive ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Batucada

    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 Tonga (4 minutes); Rhumba Jive (2 minutes), title also given as Rumba with a Little Jive Mixed In); Choros #1 (2 minutes); Batacuda (1 minute); Bolero (1 minute); L'Ag'Ya (10 minutes) Market ...

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

    Filmed in 1936 on 16mm, Katherine Dunham captured calenda and banda dances of Trinidad in outdoor settings, accompanied by male drummers and women singing and playing maracas. (Content).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Katherine Dunham on "Mazouk" from "L'Ag'Ya"

    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 a Dunham Technique; breathing in Dunham Technique; the circle of energy; the concept of the "pole through the body" in Dunham Technique; the hand in Dunham Technique; the position of the arm ...

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

    motion picture | Duration: 0:56:22 | Filmed in 1936 in Haiti on 16mm by Katherine Dunham, this clip shows traditional dance. The film also includes footage of La Citadelle; cockfighting; Mardi Gras in Port-au-Prince; Descaillets, Vodun Center; and possession by the Vodun god Damballa. (Content). Motion Picture (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Mazouk 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 tonga (4 minutes); Rhumba Jive (2 minutes), title also given as Rumba with a Little Jive Mixed In); Choros #1 (2 minutes); Batacuda (1 minute); Bolero (1 minute); L'Ag'Ya (10 minutes) Market ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • 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 dance footage in Martinique and Jamaica. The footage of Martinique features scenes of the capital of Fort de France as well as the towns of Saint Pierre and Vauclin. The dance footage ...

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

    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 and recovery; pull-through contraction or full body roll; second position plié with footwork; second position plié with parallel stretch in fourth position; second position plié with contraction and release variations; advanced second ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Katherine Dunham on "L'Ag'Ya"

    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 a Dunham Technique; breathing in Dunham Technique; the circle of energy; the concept of the "pole through the body" in Dunham Technique; the hand in Dunham Technique; the position of the arm ...

    • 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 a Dunham Technique; breathing in Dunham Technique; the circle of energy; the concept of the "pole through the body" in Dunham Technique; the hand in Dunham Technique; the position of the arm ...

    • 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; Choros #1; Haitian Roadside; Street Scene; Shango; L'Ag'Ya (Market Scene, Pas de Deux, Mazouk, Beguine, Charm Dance, Ag'ya fight, and the beginning of the death scene. The ag'ya fight is performed by ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Floyd's Guitar Blues

    Originally filmed in 1956 on 8mm, the film is a compilation of performance excerpts. The first set of works was filmed in close shots from a low angle at stage left; the second set is of wide shots filmed from the center of the auditorium. Close shots include sections of Tropics, Son, Rhumba Cerrada, Bel Congo, Choros #1, Island in the Sun, Washerwomen, Sube ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Katherine Dunham on the "pole through the body" 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 a Dunham Technique; breathing in Dunham Technique; the circle of energy; the concept of the "pole through the body" in Dunham Technique; the hand in Dunham Technique; the position of the arm ...

    • 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 and recovery; pull-through contraction or full body roll; second position plié with footwork; second position plié with parallel stretch in fourth position; second position plié with contraction and release variations; advanced second ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Ag'Ya Fight 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; Choros #1; Haitian Roadside; Street Scene; Shango; L'Ag'Ya (Market Scene, Pas de Deux, Mazouk, Beguine, Charm Dance, Ag'ya fight, and the beginning of the death scene. The ag'ya fight is performed by ...

    • 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; Choros #1; Haitian Roadside; Street Scene; Shango; L'Ag'Ya (Market Scene, Pas de Deux, Mazouk, Beguine, Charm Dance, Ag'ya fight, and the beginning of the death scene). The ag'ya fight is performed by ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video