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Katherine Dunham

Date of Death: May 21, 2006 (93)

Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA

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Katherine Dunham STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1950
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[Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1946
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[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1945
The Woman

[Broadway]
Unknown, 1943
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[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1940
Georgia Brown

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Internationally Acclaimed Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Returns For Its 92nd Season

See lineup for Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2024, featuring performances from renowned international and American artists like The Royal Ballet of the United Kingdom, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, and more. Tickets on sale soon!

DANCING THE 92nd STREET Y 150th Anniversary Celebration Will Be Held Next Month

The 92nd Street Y, New York will present Dancing the 92nd Street Y: A 150th Anniversary Celebration, welcoming three legendary companies whose founders made these halls their home - Ailey II, Martha Graham Dance Company, and José Limón Dance Company.

The 92nd Street Y, New York's 150th Anniversary Dance Season Presents Ballet Hispánico In A Night Of Historic And New Works

The 92nd Street Y, New York's 150th anniversary dance season continues with Ballet Hispánico – the nation's largest Latinx/Latine/Hispanic cultural organization and one of America's Cultural Treasures – in a night of historic and new works.

Can't Turn You Loose: A Love Letter to Black Dance Begins Today

The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) presents the 34th Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance, Can't Turn You Loose: A Love Letter to Black Dance.

The International Association Of Blacks In Dance In Partnership With Collage Dance Collective Announces 2024 Performance Presentations

The International Association of Blacks in Dance in partnership with Collage Dance Collective announces their 2024 performance presentations. Stay tuned for exciting dance performances and collaborations.

IABD & Collage Dance Collective Unveil 2024 Performance Presentations

The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) and Collage Dance Collective will present the lineup for the 34th Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance, 'Can't Turn You Loose: A Love Letter to Black Dance.'

Theater Latté Da Unveils Creative Team For THE COLOR PURPLE

THEATER LATTÉ DA presents the Broadway musical adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Color Purple, opening on March 23, 2024 in partnership with Geva Theatre.

Celebrate The 150th Anniversary Season Of 92NY With A Night Of Historic And New Works Presented By Ballet Hispánico

Celebrate the 150th Anniversary Season of The 92nd Street Y, New York With a Night of Historic and New Works presented by Ballet Hispánico. Witness the vibrancy and diversity of Latine cultures with classic and contemporary pieces.

Broadway Actress And America's First Black Soap Opera Star Ellen Holly Has Died

Ellen Holly, the first Black person to have a lead role in daytime television, has passed away at 92. She was a theater actress, starred on Broadway, and was a published author. Her autobiography detailed her career and her historic Black family.

Oona Doherty/OD Works Will Make its Pillow Debut

In Week 5 of Festival 2023, Northern Irish company, Oona Doherty/OD Works, founded by choreographer Oona Doherty, will make its Pillow debut.

Works by VIM VIGOR, 2nd Best Dance Company & More Set for Gibney 2023-24 Season

Gibney Center has revealed the 2023-24 presentation season, featuring Gibney Center debuts of VIM VIGOR, 2nd Best Dance Company, and Rosy Simas Danse, plus more.

Review: PORCA MISERIA, Barbican Theatre

Sometimes show titles are spot-on perfect, albeit unintentionally. Porca Miseria is, in the Italian vernacular, an expression of frustration, something I would use when losing a cufflink or after sitting through a three hour-plus triptych of dance works that is, in the English vernacular, patently bobbins.

Ballet Hispánico School Of Dance Announces Free Summer Trial Classes, April 29

Ballet Hispánico School of Dance announces free trial classes for summer programs on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at Ballet Hispánico, 167 W. 89th Street, NYC, Studio 2, for children ages 3-8.

Tickets On Sale For Jacob's Pillow Summer Festival 2023; Full Programming Schedule Announced

Jacob's Pillow has announced that single tickets are now on sale to the general public for the full schedule of programming at this summer's Dance Festival, including nine weeks of performances, talks, community events, exhibitions, performances across Berkshire County, and more.

Audrey Ross to Present DANCES I LOVE Concert This Month

Audrey Ross will present 'DANCES  I  LOVE' on April 29 at 7:30 PM and April 30 at 3 PM The Theatre at St. Jeans.

Jacob's Pillow Announces 2023 Dance Festival, Featuring Nine Weeks of Performances This Summer

Following a milestone anniversary year, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival will celebrate its 91st season this summer.

King Khan Shares New Track From Upcoming Spiritual Jazz Album

The album features John Convertino (Calexico) on drums, percussion and marimba, Alex White (Fat White Family) on sax and flute, Torben Wesche (King Khan and The Shrines) on saxophone, Davide Zolli (Mojomatics) on percussion and Brontez Purnell (Younger Lovers) on drums and percussion.

Library of Congress Acquires Archives Of Garth Fagan Dance Company

The Library of Congress has acquired the papers of choreographer Garth Fagan and Garth Fagan Dance, the company founded by Fagan in 1970. Garth Fagan Dance is distinguished by the artistic imagination and polyrhythmic movement of Jamaican-born Fagan, layered with the discipline and strength of ballet training. The company has performed in more than 660 cities in 24 countries on six continents.

Ballet Hispánico School Of Dance Announces School Of Dance Summer Programs

Ballet Hispánico School of Dance announces its 2023 summer programs. Registration is now open for programs ranging from early childhood camps through pre-professional and professional dance training opportunities, as well as professional development for dance teachers.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre's Cultural Awareness Highlights World Premieres and Timeless Classics by Master Choreographers

Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) celebrates Black History Month by performing works that share slices of life, culture, and history in its Cultural Awareness Performance Series. The performances feature two world premieres by Gregory Dolbashian and Sean J. Smith and two modern dance classics by master choreographers Donald McKayle and Matthew Rushing.

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

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