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The magic of Katherine Dunham

The magic of Katherine Dunham [videorecording]

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIC 9-3031Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance


Additional Authors
  • Aikens, Vanoye.
  • De Loatch, Gary.
  • Ipiotis, Celia.
  • Dunham, Katherine
  • Bush, Jeffrey C.
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
  • ARC Videodance (Firm)
1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (29 min.) : sd., col.; 3/4 in.
Guests are Vanoye Aikens, a former member of the Katherine Dunham company who assisted her in reviving works for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and Gary De Loatch, a member of the Ailey company. They discuss rehearsals for The magic of Katherine Dunham, an evening-long retrospective first presented in the U.S. in December 1987. Aikens reminisces about dancing in Dunham's company (especially in Tropical revue), discusses her technique, and recalls the reception of her choreography. De Loatch comments upon the challenges of reviving her works, and describes the experiences of Ailey's dancers in doing so. The program is illustrated with footage of Dunham and Aikens rehearsing the Ailey company in various dances from the retrospective.
Series Statement
Eye on dance ; 239
  • Produced by ARC Videodance as part of the television series Eye on dance. Recorded on November 30, 1987 at the studios of WNYC, New York. Telecast on December 10, 1987. Producers: Celia Ipiotis and Jeff Bush. Video director: Richard Sheridan. Program director: Celia Ipiotis. Technical director: Jeff Bush. Host: Celia Ipiotis.
Call Number
*MGZIC 9-3031
The magic of Katherine Dunham [videorecording]
Eye on dance ; 239
Local Subject
Television. The magic of Katherine Dunham.
Television. Eye on dance.
Musical comedies. Tropical revue.
Modern dance -- Technique -- Dunham.
Choreography -- Reconstruction.
Added Author
Aikens, Vanoye. Interviewee. Teacher
De Loatch, Gary. Interviewee
Ipiotis, Celia. Host. Producer. Director
Dunham, Katherine, choreographer. Depicted
Bush, Jeffrey C. Producer
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
ARC Videodance (Firm)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-3031
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