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Title
Katherine Dunham Company
Additional 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)
Names
Dunham, Katherine (Choreographer)
Katherine Dunham Company (Production company)
Katherine Dunham Centers for Arts and Humanities (Production company)
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Dance Collection (Production company)
Dunham, Katherine (Dancer)
Collection

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1941 - 1944
Place: United States
Table of Contents
Tropics (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 locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 6677
Shelf locator: *MGZIA 4-5219 (former)
Shelf locator: *MGZHB 12-2681
Genres
Video recordings
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Notes
Statement 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 Description
Film reel
Extent: 1 film reel (40 min.) : silent, black & white ; 16 mm.
Description
Compilation of performance excerpts. Some sections are very dark and/or lack clear focus.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY02-F254
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15438471
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c7edd920-ba43-0134-915a-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1941: Created (Approximate)
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Katherine Dunham Company" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1941 - 1944. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/0c24e8e0-ef97-0133-07a8-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Katherine Dunham Company" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 18, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/0c24e8e0-ef97-0133-07a8-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1941 - 1944). Katherine Dunham Company Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/0c24e8e0-ef97-0133-07a8-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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Katherine Dunham Company