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Katherine Dunham and group…
Katherine Dunham and group…
TitleKatherine Dunham and group…
CreatorB. and T.
CollectionSCRC Text (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
SubcollectionKatherine Dunham Papers
Original Publication SourceChicago Dancer
Place WrittenChicago, IL
Date(s)1940-12
IssueDec/Jan
Subjects -peopleDunham, Katherine
Collection ID/Box#FP20_7_F1DUNHAM_B102_F06_01
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TranscriptKatherine Dunham and group
The Art Institute presented Katherine Dunham and dance group NoTember 29j JO, Eeoember 1 and 2 at the Goodiran Theatre,
From a theatrical standpoint the program was very stimulating. Costumes, lighting, musio and arrangement of the program were all skillfully executed. The
most successful numbers were the Haitian, Boogie-Woogie, and the Rhumbas, those deriving from the folk. One felt in numbers like the Peruvian and Spanish Tableaux - though pictorially quite beau¬ tiful * perhaps a superficial ap¬ proach. This was never felt in the primitive numbers.
The Ballet BRER RABBIT AND DE TAH BABY was a surprise all the v/ay through, Talley Beatty shone as Brer Rabbit and Miss Dunham's Tah Baby - especially the "Ballin the Jaok^ number - was delightful. The square dance, with Miss Dun- ham calling from a microphone backstage, was utterly swell [
The group as a whole worked with m.uoh enthusiasm and skill. The work of Archie Savage and a Hait¬ ian drummer who was not mentioned on the program was particularly commendable.
And neither we, nor apparently the rest of the audience, will ever forget "Barrelhouse, '^ as effective a piece of "Le Jazz Hot as we've seen,
B. and T,
Original dimensions (cm.)22 X 9
Digital Object TypeImage
Digital File Format.tif
Digital File PublisherSpecial Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
LanguageEnglish
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