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The Resource Katherine Dunham : dance and the African diaspora, Joanna Dee Das

Katherine Dunham : dance and the African diaspora, Joanna Dee Das

Label
Katherine Dunham : dance and the African diaspora
Title
Katherine Dunham
Title remainder
dance and the African diaspora
Statement of responsibility
Joanna Dee Das
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Katherine Dunham: Dance and the African Diaspora makes the argument that Dunham was more than a dancer-she was an intellectual and activist committed to using dance to fight for racial justice. Dunham saw dance as a tool of liberation, as a way for people of African descent to reclaim their history and forge a new future. She put her theories into motion not only through performance, but also through education, scholarship, travel, and choices about her own life. Author Joanna Dee Das examines how Dunham struggled to balance artistic dreams, personal desires, economic needs, and political commitments in the face of racism and sexism. The book analyzes Dunham's multiple spheres of engagement, assessing her dance performances as a form of black feminist protest while also presenting new material about her schools in New York and East St. Louis, her work in Haiti, and her network of interlocutors that included figures as diverse as ballet choreographer George Balanchine and Senegalese president Leopold Sedar Senghor. It traces Dunham's influence over the course of several decades from the New Negro Movement of the 1920s to the Black Power Movement of the late 1960s and beyond. By drawing on a vast, never-utilized trove of archival materials along with oral histories, choreographic analysis, and embodied research, Katherine Dunham: Dance and the African Diaspora offers new insight about how this remarkable woman built political solidarity through the arts
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dee Das, Joanna
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dunham, Katherine
  • Dancers
  • Women dancers
  • African American dancers
  • Anthropologists
  • African American anthropologists
Label
Katherine Dunham : dance and the African diaspora, Joanna Dee Das
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 276 pages
Isbn
9780190264871
Lccn
2016039505
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)961408226
Label
Katherine Dunham : dance and the African diaspora, Joanna Dee Das
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 276 pages
Isbn
9780190264871
Lccn
2016039505
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)961408226

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