Katherine Dunham CompanyAdditional title: Son (Choreographic work : Dunham)Additional title: Rara tonga (Choreographic work : Dunham)Additional title: Choros (Choreographic work : Dunham)Additional title: Ag'ya (Choreographic work : Dunham)Additional title: Barrelhouse blues (Choreographic work : Dunham)Additional title: Flaming youth 1927 (Choreographic work : Dunham)Additional title: Cakewalk (Choreographic work : Dunham)Additional title: Havana promenade (Choreographic work : Dunham)
NamesDunham, Katherine (Choreographer)Katherine Dunham Company (Dancer)Katherine Dunham Centers for Arts and Humanities (Presenter)New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Dance Collection (Associated name)Dunham, Katherine (Dancer)
General Dance Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1941 - 1944Place: United States
Table of ContentsTropics (ca. 6 min.) / in programs of this period, title also given as Tropics--shore excursion ; cast led by Katherine Dunham as the woman with the cigar.Son (ca. 2 min.).Rara tonga (ca. 4 min.) / includes some repetition of material.Rhumba jive (ca. 2 min.) / title also given as Rumba with a little jive mixed in.Choros #1 (ca. 2 min.).Batucada (ca. 1 min.) / cast led by Katherine Dunham.Bolero (ca. 1 min.).L'Ag'ya (ca. 10 min.) / excerpts include the market scene, pas de deux, zombie scene, mazouk, beguine, charm dance, and Ag'ya fight. Cast led by Katherine Dunham as Loulouse.Barrelhouse (ca. 2 min.) / recorded in 1941 ; title also spelled Barrel house ; danced by Katherine Dunham and partner.Flaming youth (ca. 3 min.) / poor visual quality ; lacks focus.Cakewalk (ca. 2 min.).Havana 1910 (ca. 4 min.) / title also given as Promenade--Havana 1910. Cast led by Katherine Dunham.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 6677Shelf locator: *MGZIA 4-5219 (former)Shelf locator: *MGZHB 12-2681
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesStatement of responsibility: [presented by] the Katherine Dunham Centers for Arts and Humanities ; choreography and direction by Katherine Dunham.Original version: Originally filmed on 16mm ; film preserved and transferred to videotape by the Dance Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, in 2001.Performers: Performed by the Katherine Dunham Company. Katherine Dunham plays the lead in many of the pieces.Venue: Filmed at various performances, 1943-1944 ; except for Barrelhouse, which was filmed in 1941.
Physical DescriptionFilm reelExtent: 1 film reel (16 min.) : silent, black and white ; 16 mm.
DescriptionCompilation of performance excerpts. Some sections are very dark and/or lack clear focus.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY02-F254NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15438471Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c7edd920-ba43-0134-915a-00505686a51c
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