Katherine Dunham

Katherine Mary Dunham (22 June 1909 ? 21 May 2006) was an American dancer, choreographer, songwriter, author, educator and activist who was trained as an anthropologist. Dunham had one of the most successful dance careers in American and European theater of the 20th century and has been called the "Matriarch and Queen Mother of Black Dance". ... more on Wikipedia

Katherine Dunham Filmography

tv movie 2006 Legends Ball as Herself
movie 2002 Im Spiegel der Maya Deren as Herself
tv movie 1988 The 9th Annual American Black Achievement Awards as Herself
tv movie 1988 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts as Herself
tv movie 1983 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts as Herself - Honoree
movie 1966 The Bible: In the Beginning...
movie 1959 Green Mansions
movie 1958 Música en la noche
movie 1956 Primavera en el corazón
movie 1954 Die große Starparade as Herself
movie 1954 Mambo as Katherine Dunham
movie 1950 Botta e risposta as Dancer
movie 1948 Casbah as Odette
movie 1944 Cuban Episode as Dance Troupe
movie 1943 Stormy Weather as Katherine Dunham
movie 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm as Katherine- 'Smart as a Tack' Number
movie 1942 Pardon My Sarong
movie 1941 Carnival of Rhythm as Katherine Dunham

Katherine Dunham on Youtube


This is a dance sequence with Katherine Dunham and her Company in the film Casbah (1948). Eartha Kitt also makes her first film debut here as a member of ...


Blues! Cie James Carlès : Katherine Dunham Barrel House.


Katherine Dunham and company performs West Indian Creole music in form of ballet, at the Cambridge Theatre, London. C/U Hammers tapping on drums.


The life of legend Katherine Dunham, anthropologist, choreographer, actress.