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Day Three: Three Day Quote Challenge

Welcome to my last post for the Three Day Quote Challenge!

Thank you very much Fofofl’or of Hush Speak Softly for the nomination.

I’ve enjoyed this challenge thoroughly and I’m saddened that it’s over. 386 more words

Katherine Dunham was "marvellous"

“Tropical Revue” ran from 1943 to 1945, with performances in New York City, Cleveland, and Los Angeles. Grandmother wrote beneath the program in her scrapbook: “…it was marvellous!”

WWII

We had maybe the greatest success of any company that I know of in Paris, and after two or three years I wanted to do this same number that we did for PBS, so we did it and Paris had always considered us their darlings. 6 more words

Katherine Dunham

“I used to want the words
“She tried” on my tombstone.
Now I want “She did it.”
Katherine Dunham

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“I used to want the words
“She tried” on my tombstone.
Now I want “She did it.”
Katherine Dunham

African American Quotes

Chicago Open Archives

We were honored to be guests in the Newberry’s Midwest Dance Collection for their Chicago Open Archives tour on October 8, 2015. Visitors not only got a peek behind the scenes in the collection’s stacks, but they were also able to see several items – like Anna Pavlova’s pointe shoes – up close and personal. 19 more words

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Katherine Dunham’s Legacy Continues to Grow in East St. Louis

Katherine Dunham, renowned dancer, choreographer, and anthropologist chose to leave her lasting legacy in East St. Louis, IL.  In her vision, the Katherine Dunham Centers for Art and Humanities would be a home base, from which other related activities would flourish.   571 more words

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