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Katherine Dunham

 
Date of Birth: June 22, 1912
Date of Death: May 21, 2006 (93)

Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1950
Performer
  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1946
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1945
The Woman
  [Broadway]
Unknown, 1943
Principal
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1940
Georgia Brown

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1955]
Choreographer
Director
 
[Broadway, 1950]
Choreographer
Director
 
[Broadway, 1946]
Director
Choreographer
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1945]
Choreographer
Director
 
[Broadway, 1945]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1944]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1943]
Choreographer
Director






Katherine Dunham News

Jacob's Pillow Announces Upcoming Digital Releases, Featuring On Demand World Premier Photo Jacob's Pillow Announces Upcoming Digital Releases, Featuring On Demand World Premiere Performance Streams
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 18, 2022

Jacob's Pillow has announced ‚ÄúJacob's Pillow On Demand,‚ÄĚ an array of new digital offerings that will premiere this fall through spring 2023, marking the next stage in the company's development as a year-round crossroads for dance presentation, creation, education, and preservation, both in-person and online.

Review: ST. LOUIS WOMAN at The Midnight Company At .Zack Theatre Photo Review: ST. LOUIS WOMAN at The Midnight Company At .Zack Theatre
by James Lindhorst - Oct 7, 2022

Hanrahan’s script provides a nostalgic look at St. Louis through the 1900s and the compelling lives of incredibly talented woman. His script is more than just a historic look at some famous St. Louis Women. It is an important lesson in St. Louis Black history, examining the lives of strong African American women who helped shape and improve this world for all women, especially women of color. Laka’s effective portrayal of more than a half-dozen real live artists is due to her ability to disappear into these women, allowing their spirit to inhabit her body. Her versatility allows her to span a century of music performing gospel, jazz, blues, R&B, and rock-and-roll. When she rips into the Music of Tina Turner, Fontella Bass and Ann Peebles at the beginning of the second act, her vocals blow the roof off the theater.

2-Time GRAMMY Nominated Vocalist Catherine Russell to Perform at Jazz at Lincoln Cent Photo 2-Time GRAMMY Nominated Vocalist Catherine Russell to Perform at Jazz at Lincoln Center This Weekend
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022

Catherine Russell has a full schedule of performances slated throughout the East Coast and in Europe to finish off the year. Among them include her annual four-night residency at Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center from September 29 through October 2, with two shows nightly.

Soul-Stirring Sistah Ensemble Giwayen Mata Headlines DanceAfrica In Dallas Photo Soul-Stirring Sistah Ensemble Giwayen Mata Headlines DanceAfrica In Dallas
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2022

Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents the 17th Annual DanceAfrica on October 7-8, 2022, at the Moody Performance Hall and the DanceAfrica Festival & Marketplace at Klyde Warren Park on October 8, 2022, in Dallas, Texas.

The Midnight Company to Present the World Premiere of ST. LOUIS WOMAN at The .Zack Photo The Midnight Company to Present the World Premiere of ST. LOUIS WOMAN at The .Zack
by James Lindhorst - Sep 11, 2022

ST. LOUIS WOMAN honors the enduring legacy of some amazing female artists who put St. Louis on the map with their timeless music, dance and poetry. LAKA will portray legendary artists Josephine Baker, Tina Turner and Katherine Dunham. In her roles she will also present the poetry of Maya Angelou, the song stylings of chart-toppers Fontella Bass and Ann Peebles, and the Gospel classics of the legendary Willie Mae Ford Smith. Most of these women were either born in St. Louis or came here when they were young, with the exception of Katherine Dunham’s who moved here during the height of their career to continue her momentous work. 

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Hustle At The Pillow, and More In Week 9 Of Jaco Photo Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Hustle At The Pillow, and More In Week 9 Of Jacob's PIllow Dance Festival 2022
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 20, 2022

Returning to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival for the first time since 2002, Denver-based modern dance company, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, will perform in the Ted Shawn Theatre from Aug. 17-21, with pieces enriched in emotion, femininity, war, race, and elegance.

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Welcomes New Zealand-Based Black Grace in the Sixth Wee Photo Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Welcomes New Zealand-Based Black Grace in the Sixth Week of the 90th Anniversary Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2022

The sixth week of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2022 welcomes New Zealand-based company Black Grace to the Ted Shawn Theatre, from July 27-31.

B. Moore Dance Returns To The Stage With 'i am magic' Photo B. Moore Dance Returns To The Stage With 'i am magic'
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022

B. MOORE DANCE returns to the stage, May 27-29, 2022 for exhilarating performances of a World Premiere, i am magic, at Addison Theatre Centre, Friday/Saturday, 8:00 PM and Sunday, 3:00 PM.

The National Arts Club EYE ON DANCE to Stream On Zoom, April 28 Photo The National Arts Club EYE ON DANCE to Stream On Zoom, April 28
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 18, 2022

The National Arts Club will present the zoom presentation of EYE ON DANCE clips narrated by the archive's creator/producer/host Celia Ipiotis on Thursday, April 28 at 7:30pm.

Broadway Choreographer Liza Gennaro To Be Featured At The Players For Exclusive Book  Photo Broadway Choreographer Liza Gennaro To Be Featured At The Players For Exclusive Book Talk And Signing
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 24, 2022

Broadway choreographer Liza Gennaro will lead a talk and signing for her new book Making Broadway Dance at The Players, a historic membership club in a Gramercy Park South Gothic Revival mansion, on March 2, 2022.

Katherine Dunham Videos

VIDEO: King Khan Shares Colorful Video From New Jazz Album Videoplay
VIDEO: King Khan Shares Colorful Video From New Jazz Album

by Stage Tube - Nov 2, 2020

King Khan has shared the video for 'Wait Till The Stars Burn,' a highlight from his first-ever jazz album The Infinite Ones.

Dances For A Variable Population Presents REVIVAL 3 Videoplay
Dances For A Variable Population Presents REVIVAL 3

by A.A. Cristi - May 6, 2019

Celebrating women, dance and the beauty of age, Dances For A Variable Population (DVP) will present three performances and two interactive workshops of REVIVAL 3: It's About Time, an outdoor public dance project featuring 10 legendary dance artists and 75 non-professional senior dancers, who in some ways allow us to become time-travelers.

Video Flashback: Remembering Tony Winner Geoffrey Holder
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Tony Award-winning stage director and costume designer Geoffrey Holder passed away on Sunday, October 5th in Manhattan. According to family spokesman Charles M. Mirotznik, the cause of death was complications from pneumonia. Holder was 84 years old. Below, BroadwayWorld remembers the Broadway legend with a selection of videos highlighting his diverse career.


Katherine Dunham Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Katherine Dunham been in?
Katherine Dunham has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Katherine Dunham been in?
Katherine Dunham has not appeared in the West End