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Tropic Revue Delightful
Tropic Revue Delightful
TitleTropic Revue Delightful
CreatorP.H.
DescriptionReview of Tropic Revue and its hot rhythms contrasted with cool science
CollectionSCRC Text (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
SubcollectionKatherine Dunham Papers
Place Written[Chicago, IL?]
Date(s)[1940s?]
Subjects -titlesTropical Revue ; Rara Tonga ; Rites de Passage ; L'Ag'ya ; Barrel House ; Flaming Youth, 1927
Subjects -peopleDunham, Katherine
Collection ID/Box#FP20_7_F1DUNHAM_B102_F20_02
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TranscriptTropicRevue' Delightful
Torrid, iop-notcb and too sood to misfi even if you've seen it be¬ fore, is Katiierine Dunham's "Tropical Revue" which moved into the Biltmore Theater for an eight-day run last nigM,
Ifs a battle of hot rhythms versus cool science with science, and not too cool either, getting the first inning. "Rara Tonga" al- ]ows Miss Dunham to present an authentic Melanesian dance, com¬ plete with the sinuou.s hand and arm movements, beautifully exe¬ cuted by the dancer, and some very engaging sidewise movements of the liead—given added wallop by the Kparkling orbs threin.
"Riles de Pa-ssage" or the native male puberty ritual is done with beauty and good taste to make it one of the outstanding numbers of the show along with "L'Ag'ya" which was presented last year in Hollywood Bowl. The latter is somewhat long, but the chore¬ ography by Miss Dunham is full of interest and the costumes and, lighting are something to behold.|
On the rhythm side, there's the; "Barrel House" which is hilari-. ous, and "Flaming Youth, 1927" to bring back all the nostalgia of the, honky-tonk days of the Torrid' Twenties besides several other Dunham favorities you've seen and' enjoyed before. P. H. I
Original Formatreview
Original dimensions (cm.)13 x 5
Digital Object TypeImage
Digital File Format.tif
Digital File PublisherSpecial Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
LanguageEnglish
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