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The Late Dr. Katherine Dunham – International Dance Icon Has Her “Legacy-Inspired” Day in Atlanta…

The Late Dr. Katherine Dunham – International Dance Icon Has Her “Legacy-Inspired” Day in Atlanta…

The Late Dr. Katherine Dunham – International Dance Icon Has Her “Legacy-Inspired” Day in Atlanta… October 29, 2014 By Calvin Anderson Dr. Katherine Dunham is often regarded as the “Mother of Dance” for black people or African Americans. Dr. Katherine Dunham was world famous for her mastery of European Ballet and Modern Dance. Ms. Dunham […]

A Day of Dunham — Saturday, October 25, 2014 — Atlanta, GA (USA)

A Day of Dunham — Saturday, October 25, 2014 — Atlanta, GA (USA)

TRIBUTE AWARDS: RESTORING THE LEGACY

TRIBUTE AWARDS:  RESTORING THE LEGACY

  In association with The Dunham Institute Atlanta, Inc. Present “A Day of Dunham” Saturday, October 25, 2014 Westin Airport Hotel | Atlanta, GA (USA) The Quintessential Black Dance Experience Featuring Panel Discussions “The Relevance of Dunham” & “My Journey in Dunham” Tribute Awards:  “Restoring the Legacy” Honorees  Trina Parks Frances Davis Ed Brown Special […]

Trina Parks — Dunham Stellar

Trina Parks — Dunham Stellar

Trina Parks Vocalist | Actor | Principal Dancer | Dunham Technique Trina Parks was born on (December 26) in Brooklyn, New York. Her father Charles Frazier, was a renowned tenor saxophonist with Cab Calloway’s orchestra. Parks majored in modern dance at the New York High School of Performing Arts. She also studied with Katherine Dunham […]

Ed Brown

Ed Brown

Edward L. Brown (Actor | Dancer | Master Percussionist) Certified Master Instructor, Dunham Technique   A graduate of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE), Ed Brown studied under dance icon, Katherine Dunham.  In addition, he was fortunate to have trained extensively with many of the original Dunham company members and masters to include Archie Savage, […]

Frances Davis — Dunham Pioneer — First Black with Paris Opera Ballet

Frances Davis — Dunham Pioneer — First Black with Paris Opera Ballet

At the age of 16, Frances Elisabeth Taylor was granted a scholarship to study Dunham Technique in New York with the famed Katherine Dunham.  It wasn’t until two years later in 1948, at the age of 18, she trained with Katherine Dunham and toured extensively with the professional company to Europe and South America. It […]