Format Film, Video
Subjects Ballet Dancing
Dunham Technique
Dunham, Katherine
Study and Teaching
Teachings
Title
Dunham Technique: Leg swings with two circles
Description
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 position leg lift; leg swings with single circle; leg swings with two circles; twelve-count leg swings; progressions including the Dunham walk—slow; Dunham walk—single step; Dunham walk—double step or triplets; fourth position contractions; rocking horse; and rocking horse with ronde de jambe; and progressions based on Haitian traditional dances including yonvalou, Congo Paillette, and mahi. (Content). Rachel Tavernier, teacher; demonstrated by Dara Adler with Yasmine Lee and Nicole Chantal de Weever. Mor Thiam and William Cepeda, drummers. Recorded in New York in May 2003. (Performers). Vicky Risner, Executive Producer; Terry Carter, Producer/Director; Beate Glatved, Assistant to the Producer; Thomas Hurwitz, Director of Photography with funds from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to the Library of Congress for the documentation of Katherine Dunham’s dance technique. (Funding).
Subject Headings
-  Dunham Technique
-  Ballet dancing -- Study and teaching
-  Dunham, Katherine -- Teachings
Notes
-  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 position leg lift; leg swings with single circle; leg swings with two circles; twelve-count leg swings; progressions including the Dunham walk—slow; Dunham walk—single step; Dunham walk—double step or triplets; fourth position contractions; rocking horse; and rocking horse with ronde de jambe; and progressions based on Haitian traditional dances including yonvalou, Congo Paillette, and mahi. (Content)
-  Rachel Tavernier, teacher; demonstrated by Dara Adler with Yasmine Lee and Nicole Chantal de Weever. Mor Thiam and William Cepeda, drummers. Recorded in New York in May 2003. (performers)
-  Vicky Risner, Executive Producer; Terry Carter, Producer/Director; Beate Glatved, Assistant to the Producer; Thomas Hurwitz, Director of Photography with funds from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to the Library of Congress for the documentation of Katherine Dunham’s dance technique. (funding)
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