A Life in Dance & The Katherine Dunham Legacy Project

Articles describing the significance of Katherine Dunhams works, her legacy, and the mission of the Foundation, which was established in 1996 whos goal is to improve the quality of people's lives by nurturing the arts.

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    Katherine Dunham: A Life in Dance Article. Article. Although long recognized as a major force in American dance, Katherine Dunham is less a household name than some of her contemporaries such as Martha Graham or George Balanchine. Nonetheless, her creative influence is just as profound. In addition to her theatrical career, Dunham did pioneering work in the field of dance anthropology and founded a school that embodied multi-cultural principles decades...
    • Contributor: Risner, Vicky J.
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    Collecting a Career: The Katherine Dunham Legacy Project Article. In the last fifteen years, the Library of Congress has become increasingly involved in documenting the efforts of innovators in the field of dance and collecting dance-related materials. In December 2000, the Library's Music Division was awarded a grant for $1 million from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to undertake the Katherine Dunham Legacy Project. The purpose of the project was to purchase...
    • Contributor: Risner, Vicky J.