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[Brief article. Katherine Dunham]
[Brief article. Katherine Dunham]
Title[Brief article. Katherine Dunham]
DescriptionBrief article. KD has ballet called L'Ag'ya that has been extended in Chicago. Some description of the ballet.
CollectionSCRC Text (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
SubcollectionKatherine Dunham Papers
Place Written[Joliet, IL]
Subjects -titlesBallet Fedre ; L'Ag'ya
Subjects -peopleDunham, Katherine
Other topicsFederal Theater Project
Collection ID/Box#FP20_7_F1DUNHAM_B102_F06_03
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TranscriptKatherine Dunham, former Joliet resident, ia still receiving cellent notices for her work with the Ballet Fedre, now runnmg Chicago as a part of the Federal Theater Project. The engagement, originally scheduled to end , February 3, has been extended to February 13.
"L'Ag'ya" is the title of the bal¬ let wliich Miss Dunham created;" using the material obtained dur- mg her stay in the West Indiea. She trained the group of colored dancers appearing in it and danc¬ es the soio part of Loulouse, the girl from Martinique who ia won away from her sweetheart by means of witchcraft. High spots In the performance are the scenes in which the king of the Zombies gives the "cambois" (or charm) to Julot who uses it to enUce Ij u- louse away from her ]over. The dance ends with a magnificently effecUve fighting dance, rag'ya, from which the baUet takes Its
The original music written for Miss Dunham's work incorporates the primitive drum-beat rhythms used by the natives of Martinique and adds to the authenticity of the colorful costumes. Settings are accurate representations of West Indian jscenes and were designed especially for this producOon. I
Original Formatarticle
Digital Object TypeImage
Digital File Format.tif
Digital File PublisherSpecial Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
LanguageEnglish
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