Katherine Dunham, 1909-2006 (Library of Congress)

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Although not corporate advertising, The Distillery feels compelled to recognize the recent loss of an historical treasure, Katherine Dunham. But in some sense, her works are indeed a form of promotion that will continue to “sell” the beauty of modern dance for generations to come. The following are just a few of the many interviews and snippets of her performances online at The Library of Congress:

Interview: Katherine Dunham on her influence on American dance (video and audio)
Interview: Katherine Dunham on the Circle of Energy (video and audio)
Dance performance: Ibo (video and audio)
Dance performance: Mahi (video and audio)
Dance performance: Washerwoman (video only)
Dance performance: Pas de Deux from “L’Ag’Ya” (video only)

Katherine Dunham, 1909-2006

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