Film, Video Dunham Technique: Contractions
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- Dunham Technique: Contractions
- - Dunham Technique
- - Ballet dancing -- Study and teaching
- - Dunham, Katherine -- Teachings
- - 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)
- - Demonstrated by Matthew Williams with Dara Adler, Adrienne Armstrong, Doris Bennett Glasper, and Yasmine Lee. Mor Thiam and William Cepeda, drummers. Recorded in New York in October 2001. (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)
- - WebEdit 3.18.04 (videorecording identifier)
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