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Katherine Dunham

Dancer, Choreographer (22-Jun-1910 — 21-May-2006)


Joyce Aschenbrenner. Katherine Dunham: Dancing a Life. University of Illinois Press. 2002. 296pp.

Joyce Aschenbrenner. Katherine Dunham: Reflections On The Social and Political Contexts of Afro-American Dance. New York: Cord/Dance Research Institute. 1981. 164pp.

Ruth Beckford. Katherine Dunham. New York: Marcel Dekker. 1979.

Ruth Biemiller. Dance: The Story of Katherine Dunham. Garden City, NY: Doubleday. 1969. 144pp.

Veve A. Clark; Sara E. Johnson (editors). Kaiso! Writings by and about Katherine Dunham. University of Wisconsin Press. 2005. 718pp.

James S. Haskins. Katherine Dunham. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan. 1982. 158pp.


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  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. The International Who's Who 2001 (p.431)

  7. 100 Greatest African Americans: A Biographical Encyclopedia (pp.120-22)

  8. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.158)

  9. Webster's American Biographies (p.297)

  10. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.194)

  11. Legends in Their Own Time (p.72)

  12. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.79)

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