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Society Sidelights
Society Sidelights
TitleSociety Sidelights
DescriptionReview with synopsis of L'Ag'ya
CollectionSCRC Text (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
SubcollectionKatherine Dunham Papers
Original Publication SourceSpectator
Place WrittenJoliet, IL
Date(s)[1940s?]
Subjects -titlesBallet Fedre ; L'Ag'ya
Subjects -peopleDunham, Katherine
Other topicsWest Indies
Collection ID/Box#FP20_7_F1DUNHAM_B102_F20_03
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TranscriptPECTATOR, JOLIE1
Katherine Dunham, former Jo¬ liet resident, ia still receivingr ex¬ cellent notices for her work with the Ballet Fedre, now running in Chicago aa a part the Federal Theater Project. The engagement, originally scheduled to end on February 3, has been extended to February 13.
"L'Ag'ya" is the Utie of the bal¬ let which Miss Dunham created, using the material obtained dur¬ ing her stay in the West Indiea. She trained the group of colored dancera appearing in it.and danc¬ es the solo part of Loulouse, the girl from Martinique who is won away from her sweetheart by means of witchcraft- High spots in the performance are the scenes in wliich the king of the Zombies gives the "cambois" (or charm) to Julot who usea it to entice Lou¬ louse away from her lover. The dance ends with a magnificently effective fighting dance, Tag'ya, from which the ballet takes iU
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 aco—ate representations of West Ind n scenes and were designed " m lally for this production.
Original Formatreview
Original dimensions (cm.)17 x 6
Digital Object TypeImage
Digital File Format.tif
Digital File PublisherSpecial Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
LanguageEnglish
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