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Institute for Dunham Technique Certification

Institute for Dunham Technique Certification

Institute for Dunham Technique Certification (Pictured in Photo:  Certification Candidate Michelle Gibson lives in Irving,Texas. Originally from New Orleans, she relocated to Texas after Katrina.  Photo Credit: Patricia Wilson)   The Institute for Dunham Technique Certification attracted people from around the world.  From July 6-11, 2014 IDTC held its 20th certification Workshop at the beautiful […]

Penny Godboldo

Penny Godboldo

Penny Godboldo Certified Dunham Technique Instructor Penny Godboldo is an Associate Professor of Dance and director of the Dance Education program at Marygrove College in Detroit.  She is former Chair of Dance — a position she held for 18 years. Godboldo has been Michigan’s only certified instructor in the Dunham Technique since 1993.  Ms. Godboldo […]

Patrick Parson

Patrick Parson

Patrick Parson Certified Dunham Technique Instructor Artistic Director, Ballet Creole Patrick Parson, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, has been a dancer and musician from the age of 10. He continues to draw much of his artistic inspiration from the vibrant multicultural community that makes up the Caribbean. Patrick spent his early years singing in […]

Selected Writings — Katherine Dunham

Selected Writings — Katherine Dunham

SELECTED WRITINGS BY KATHERINE DUNHAM Katherine Dunham’s Journey to Accompong. With an introduction by Ralph Linton and illustrations by Ted Cook. New York: Henry Holt, 1946. Reprinted, Westport, Conn.: Negro Universities Press, 1971. ________________________________ Las danzas de Haití (in Spanish and English). Translated by Javier Romero. Acta anthropológica (Mexico) 2.4 (1947). Published in French as Les […]

The Dunham Children’s Workshop

The Dunham Children’s Workshop

The Children’s Workshop has become an integral part of the Dunham Technique Seminar.  Children ages 4 – 18 participate in this exciting program. In addition to the adult classes, children from the Workshop and other parts of the community take classes and are rigorously trained during this period.  Their classroom instruction begins at 9:00 a.m. […]

The Katherine Dunham Dynamic Museum

The Katherine Dunham Dynamic Museum

The museum was first established in Alton, Illinois in 1967 by Katherine Dunham and her late husband, John Pratt.  In 1977, Miss Dunham moved her collection of African, West African, and South American art to East St. Louis, to the two-story English Regency Townhouse formerly owned by Judge Maurice Joyce. The collection consists of furniture, paintings, […]

Performing Arts Training Center (PATC) — East St. Louis, IL

Performing Arts Training Center (PATC) — East St. Louis, IL

PERFORMING ARTS TRAINING CENTER – EAST ST. LOUIS, IL Katherine Dunham was initially invited by Southern Illinois University in 1964 to serve as artist-in-residence for a brief term.  While there, she directed and choreographed a production of the opera Faust. Later, in 1967 Miss Dunham returned to Southern Illinois University as a visiting professor at […]

Jeanelle Stovall

Jeanelle Stovall (1939  – January 17, 2005) Arts & Education Activist Associate Director to Katherine Dunham A native of Atlanta, she lived in East St. Louis for more than 37 years. Born into a career military family, Ms. Stovall traveled extensively as a child before graduating from Spelman College. Fluent in several languages, including French, […]

Ruth Beckford

Ruth Beckford

Ruth Beckford was born on December 7, 1925, in Oakland, California, to Cora and Felix Beckford.  She began dancing at age three with Florelle Batsford, who taught Beckford ballet, flamenco, hula, baton, toe-tap and acrobatics over the next 15 years.  In 1943, Beckford toured with the legendary Katherine Dunham. After graduating from Oakland Technical High […]

Albirda Rose

Albirda Rose

Albirda Rose Master Teacher | Co-Director of Certification | Dunham Technique In 1990 she published Dunham Technique a Way of Life. In 1993, the first group of teachers was certified under her direction. Known as Dr. Rose on the campus of San Francisco State University for 36 years, upon recommendation of Miss Ruth Beckford she […]

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