Katherine Dunham News

Date Of Birth:
June 22, 1912
Date Of Death:
May 21, 2006 (93)
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL, USA
Gender:
Female
Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA below! (more...)

Peter Cincotti, David Wong & High Strung, THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD and More Set for TPAC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, presents Peter Cincotti, performing on Saturday, October 25 at 8PM, the first of four major concerts in the 2014-2015 Main Event Series. (more...)

GOTTA DANCE! Exhibit at Jacob's Pillow Celebrates Vintage Movie Poster Art, Summer 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

The art of the dance movie poster is celebrated at Jacob's Pillow this summer with GOTTA DANCE!, an extraordinary exhibit of vintage posters from throughout the world. The posters, which feature stars such as Gene Kelly, Rita Hayworth, Cyd Charisse, Eleanor Powell, and Astaire & Rogers, were selected from the personal collection of one of the genre's foremost experts, award-winning campaign designer and producer Mike Kaplan. GOTTA DANCE! includes a special six-poster salute to Marge and Gower Champion on the occasion of Marge Champion's 95th birthday. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Sets Special Opening and Four Dynamic Programs for Lincoln Center Season, 6/11-22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will return to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts with four different programs for a 15-performance engagement at the David H. Koch Theater June 11 - 22, 2014. (more...)

Neile Adams Brings THE LIVES OF ME to El Portal Theatre This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

El Portal Theatre presents Ms. Neile Adams in The Lives of Me, A Musical Celebration of her memories and the stages of her life! Directed by Ted Sprague with Musical Direction by Andy Howe, The Lives of Me runs this weekend, May 24 & May 25 for 2 shows only, at the Monroe Forum Theatre at the historic El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd. in the heart of the NoHo Arts District. (more...)

Nevada Ballet Theatre to Honor Debbie Allen as Woman of the Year for the 31st Annual Black & White Ballet
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) announced today that it will honor dancer, choreographer, actress, producer, director and author Debbie Allen as Woman of the Year for the 31st Annual Black & White Ball. The recipient of numerous awards, including a Tony Award, Golden Globe and three Emmy Awards among others, Allen's many contributions to the performing arts and entertainment industry will be celebrated on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at ARIA Resort & Casino, CityCenter. (more...)

Neile Adams to Bring THE LIVES OF ME at El Portal Theatre, 5/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

El Portal Theatre presents Ms. Neile Adams in The Lives of Me, A Musical Celebration of her memories and the stages of her life! Directed by Ted Sprague with Musical Direction by Andy Howe, The Lives of Me runs May 24 & May 25 for 2 shows only, at the Monroe Forum Theatre at the historic El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd. in the heart of the NoHo Arts District. (more...)

Mother's Day Burlesque Brunch to Feature Stars of the Golden Age at The Highline Ballroom, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Sunday May 11th at The Highline Ballroom, burlesque legends will join their contemporary counterparts for a bawdy and beautiful brunch saluting the mothers of burlesque! (more...)

Ruth Page Center for the Arts Announces Newberry Library as 2014 Recipient of the Distinguished Service Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Venetia Stifler, Executive and Artistic Director of the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, has announced the Newberry Library as the 2014 recipient of the Ruth Page Center for the Arts Distinguished Service Award. Presented for the first time in 2013, the Distinguished Service Award is given to an individual or organization that demonstrates extraordinary service and leadership in advancing the mission of the Ruth Page Center for the Arts. Newberry President David Spadafora will be presented with this award at the annual Ruth Page Center for the Arts Gala held Saturday, May 10 at the Chicago Yacht Club, 400 E. Monroe St. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returns to Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater for a Two-Week Engagement, 6/11-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies,will return to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts with four different programs for a two-week 15-performance engagement at the David H. Koch Theater June 11 - 22, 2014. Today, Artistic Director Robert Battle announced repertory for the season, highlighted by a world premiere from Robert Moses - a first-time collaboration with the Company - new productions of Hans van Manen's Polish Pieces and David Parsons' signature work Caught, along with the company premiere of Asadata Dafora's groundbreaking 1932 solo Awassa Astrige/Ostrich. Ailey's acclaimed dancers will perform in diverse repertory including encore performances of 2013-14 season premieres and new productions such as Wayne McGregor's Chroma and an "Ailey/Ellington" program, as well as favorites like Alvin Ailey's American masterpiece Revelations. (more...)

The New York Burlesque Festival and The School of Burlesque to Present THE LEGENDARY MOTHER'S DAY BURLESQUE BRUNCH, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Sunday May 11th at The Highline Ballroom, burlesque legends will join their contemporary counterparts for a bawdy and beautiful brunch saluting the mothers of burlesque! Join The New York Burlesque Festival & The School of Burlesque this Mother's Day as they present The Legendary Mother's Day Burlesque Brunch. This event will honor three performers from the Golden Age of Burlesque including; Russ Meyer girl and burlesque icon, Hollywood's Kitten Natividad, "the epitome of excellence" San Diego's beautiful Shannon Doah and she was known as "The Sepia Sally Rand", and New York's own Jean Idelle! (more...)

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble Presents CLEO ON CLEO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2014

Fans of Denver's renowned Cleo Parker Robinson Dance performances are in for a special blend of nostalgia and modern dance with this year's 'CLEO ON CLEO: Voices of Yesterday and Tomorrow.' Audiences will enjoy tributes to the late South African president Nelson Mandela and American civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as well as classic works including one created in collaboration with the celebrated American poet Dr. Maya Angelou. (more...)

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble Presents CLEO ON CLEO, 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

Fans of Denver's renowned Cleo Parker Robinson Dance performances are in for a special blend of nostalgia and modern dance with this year's 'CLEO ON CLEO: Voices of Yesterday and Tomorrow.' Audiences will enjoy tributes to the late South African president Nelson Mandela and American civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as well as classic works including one created in collaboration with the celebrated American poet Dr. Maya Angelou. (more...)

Richard Dreyfuss, Mel Brooks & More Join 2014 TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL Line-Up
by TV News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has added an exciting roster of screen legends and beloved titles to the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival, (more...)

Tickets to Pina Bausch's KONTAKTHOF at Luminato Festival On Sale 1/27
by Alan Henry - Jan 20, 2014

Luminato Festival is proud to present Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch Dance Company in Toronto for the first time in 30 years! (more...)

COCA Presents 2013-2014 Afriky Lolo's Samba
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014


Riverside Theatre Welcomes Emerging Choreographers for NuDance 2013 Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Continuing an over half a century tradition of rich arts programming, The Riverside Theatre is proudly presenting NuDance 2013-a two-day program of innovative and cutting-edge performances by the next generation of pioneering dance artists, followed by a conversation led by dance historian and professor Charmaine Warren-today, November 22 and Saturday, November 23, 7:30 p.m. at the Theatre, 91 Claremont Ave. (bet. 120th & 122nd Sts.), Morningside Heights. (more...)

BLACK THEATER IS BLACK LIFE Co-Written by Northwestern Professor Harvey Young Set for Release this Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

An oral history of Chicago's African American theatre and dance communities in the last 40 years is only the third book to explore the long history of Chicago's dynamic theatre scene and the first to focus exclusively on black theatre artists. (more...)

Riverside Theatre to Welcome Emerging Choreographers for NuDance 2013, 11/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

Continuing an over half a century tradition of rich arts programming, The Riverside Theatre is proudly presenting NuDance 2013-a two-day program of innovative and cutting-edge performances by the next generation of pioneering dance artists, followed by a conversation led by dance historian and professor Charmaine Warren-on Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23, 7:30 p.m. at the Theatre, 91 Claremont Ave. (bet. 120th & 122nd Sts.), Morningside Heights. (more...)

Apply For 2014 Dance Council of North Texas Scholarships; Deadline Feb 9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 02, 2013

Catch A Rising Star: The 2014 Dance Council of North Texas Scholarships, totaling over $38,000, will be awarded to exceptional dancers who demonstrate ability, artistry and passion. The deadline to submit application is midnight on Saturday, February 9, 2014. Recipient notification is March 15, 2014. Apply at www.dancecouncilscholarships.org. (more...)

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