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European Critics Laud Katherine Dunham act, immortalize her feet
European Critics Laud Katherine Dunham act, immortalize her feet
TitleEuropean Critics Laud Katherine Dunham act, immortalize her feet
DescriptionA report on the creation of two cast replicas of Dunham's dancing feet, one given to the Paris Museum and the other to the Haitian government. The remainder of the article hails Dunham's recent career achievements and overseas tours, and suggests that she may soon return to perform in the United States. Among her achievements, the author highlights that Dunham has "managed to build up and run the largest unsubsidized company of dancers in the U.S.A." It also includes quotes from an interview with her mother (stepmother?) Mrs. Albert Dunham, who was still living in Joliet at the time.
CollectionSCRC Text (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
SubcollectionKatherine Dunham Papers
Original Publication SourceSpectator
Place WrittenJoliet, IL
Date(s)1952-09-04
Subjects -titlesBandwagon (London publication)
Subjects -peopleDunham, Katherine
Other topicsCopenhagen, Denmark ; Paris Museum ; Haiti Government ; Dunham School (New York)
Collection ID/Box#FP20_7_F1DUNHAM_B103_F03_01
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TranscriptTHE SPECTATOR. JOLIET. ILL.
SEPTEMBER 1.
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European critics laud Katherine Dunham act, immortalize her feet
Tht famous danring feet of Joliet's Katherine Dim- ham have been immcrlnJized in lv, "o casts which nill be kept in museums in widely separated parts of the glulne. One fcpHofl of fhe vfi^ ^inrx-
i-y'a [fllciited leel, fu ^fln[^r g pow, win io tf the Pmii muBtum end IJie ¦e[:on4T, In bEonz^, wj]] gc \o thf HglUan govftnTr^enl,
MIsa Diin iam"i mckhcr. Kit. Al¬ bert Jtiinham, 312 £. ioiitl fllrfti, saJd today ihai hei d^uehie^'c troupe of diTkCHB ih on n sum- toH tour In Ihe pouth of Fishm flftr (K[n|iIeLLns b lerord-brpah- ing £erle2 of perioririiinces in Co^QnliDgeii. Oenrnsrh,
Mlas Ounham and her dancers may ba #n Ln IhJs counlry BGLn (during ihF comlnG winter, II p)ant now under way Tnaleil&llre. IE ^cm ba the fLisl time In five years lliHt the troupa hoB Etayed )d its home country Tor any Jengih of lime. Tours to Soulh America, the British Islea and the European continent kept them bufay In fe- cent yeari
La^ yesr Miss Dun iani apent "everal monlhs In HalTl, letovciEng Ironi an operation. Bet mnthei joined her there. later, dd hti ivBy lo the current Fn^figement; iir Europe, MIbs l unhani eppeuccd
hcleny on the wfst coabi fnc in New York hul haa lisd ni. Iit.j.'- nin enESB&'nenla In the L\ S. F-r.-.i 194S.
An fL[E]cl& In the London I'V- hcniJon, BQnditVBBIon, e&lls H h= [onnei Jnliet girl "a dELnctf 41 tome bUture, a choreagra^lier t^Pid producer oT rich ImagiSnatlon nnd a biiUlanl Imptesarlo. A niEjBt In¬ telligent person^ she has mnnjitEd. , . lo build up And FUnthe InEfr-Ft unsuiJ6ldi?ed company of dan -(ra In the U. S, A, end sJie hns fisn founded a lar£e and verj- Infii, - entlal' Bchool o( denying In N"v Vork, This J no mpari ac-l-.i-^'- menl Jor a noman..."
Criticisms from Copenhsi^en i. - pers^ forwarded here, E&ld Mi" Ihinham's performance u-aE ' ¦. of great and rare experlenct: whlcii... quite simply •.•••- whelmed Its audience on lh( 1. -' appearance" and spoke of -\-.t oilfllnal talent which tHnled \\\k show... splendid amn^Firjtnt and art, a glimpse Into pteullEjr esollo realms..."
Original dimensions (cm.)17 x 19
Digital Object TypeImage
Digital File Format.tif
Digital File PublisherSpecial Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
LanguageEnglish
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