Collection Items

  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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...
  • 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 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 La Vauclin. The dance footage includes...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Film, Video
    Ag'ya, Martinique Fieldwork, 1936 motion picture | Duration: 0:52:21 | Filmed in Martinique by Katherine Dunham in 1936 on 16mm, this clip features the combat dance ag’ya. 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...
  • Film, Video
    Ag'ya, Martinique Fieldwork, 1936 motion picture | Duration: 1:52:04 | Filmed in Martinique by Katherine Dunham in 1936 on 16mm, this clip features the combat dance ag’ya. 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...
  • Film, Video
    Ag'ya, Martinique Fieldwork, 1936 motion picture | Duration: 0:52:21 | Filmed in Martinique by Katherine Dunham in1936 on 16mm, this clip features the combat dance ag’ya. 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...
  • Film, Video
    Urban Social Dance, Jamaica Fieldwork motion picture | Duration: 0:54:07 | Filmed by Katherine Dunham in1936 on 16mm, this clip shows a woman dancing in the urban setting of Kingston, Jamaica. 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Film, Video
    Urban Social Dance, Jamaica Fieldwork motion picture | Duration: 1:31:08 | Filmed in 1936 by Katherine Dunham, this clip shows a couple dancing in a public dance hall located in Kingston, Jamaica. 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....
  • 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 floats, men and women wearing elaborate costumes and masks, and a stilt dancer. (Content).
    • Contributor: Allsop, Fred
  • Film, Video
    Katherine Dunham on her anthropological films 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...
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