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Film, Video Katherine Dunham on dance anthropology

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  • Katherine Dunham on dance anthropology


  • -  Dunham, Katherine -- Interviews
  • -  Dunham, Katherine -- Teachings
  • -  Dancers -- Interviews
  • -  Dance teachers -- Interviews
  • -  Choreographers -- Interviews
  • -  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 in Dunham Technique; and the use of the foot in Dunham Technique. (Content)
  • -  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)
  • -  KD Intv 1of3 (videorecording identifier)

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