Katherine Dunham : pioneer of black dance

by O'Connor, Barbara.

Format: Print Book 2000
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Biographies j GV1785.D82 O36 2000x
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
 
Collection  Children's Biographies
 
Call Number  j GV1785.D82 O36 2000x
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Biography j GV1785.D82 O36 2000x
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Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Biography
 
Call Number  j GV1785.D82 O36 2000x
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Biographies j GV1785.D82 O36 2000x
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile j 92 DUN
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Summary
These insightful biographies highlight men and women who have struggled to overcome adversity to accomplish their goals. Along the way, these inspiring people have blazed a trail through history.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 5^-8. Katherine Dunham was one of the first choreographers to explore her African American roots and express them through dance. She grew up in Illinois, studied anthropology at the University of Chicago, made field studies of black cultures of the Caribbean, toured in her own dance company, and choreographed pieces for stage, screen, and college productions. Dunham and her husband traveled extensively and lived for a time in Haiti, but they eventually settled in East St. Louis, where she incorporated the community's young people into her vision of arts training and expression. O'Connor opens a door for readers to see not only Dunham as a person but also presents the challenges facing her as a black woman of energy and vision making her own way in mid-twentieth century America. Black-and-white photographs illustrate the text. A solid entry in the Trailblazer Biography series. --Carolyn Phelan"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Trailblazer biography.
Subjects Dunham, Katherine -- Juvenile literature.
Dunham, Katherine.
Dancers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Choreographers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Dancers.
Choreographers.
African Americans.
Publisher Minneapolis :Carolrhoda Books,2000
Language English
Description 104 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 101) and index.
ISBN 1575053535 (alk. paper)
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