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Choreographer, dancer, and anthropologist all in one, she collected ethnic, ritualistic dances, re-interpreted and staged them.
She married John Pratt, a theatrical designer, who worked with her in 1938 at the Chicago Federal Theatre Project and became her artistic partner.
How did Katherine Dunham die?
Katherine Dunham's death was caused by Natural Causes.
|Cause of death||Natural Causes|
|Age of death||96 years|
|Birthday||June 22, 1909|
|Death date||May 21, 2006|
|Place of death||N/A|
|Place of burial||N/A|
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.Katherine Dunham
I have actually five honorary degrees.Katherine Dunham
You know, this isn’t theatre like it used to be.Katherine Dunham
I don’t think Ed Sullivan had anything to do with Carib Song.Katherine Dunham
We don’t intend to always keep this necessarily African oriented. Originally I had hoped to have African American Indian of this area, and the Appalachian of this area, but at the same time, just as we have the Haitian room, we will always have room for another exhibit.Katherine Dunham