Katherine Dunham (1909-2006) was a world-famous dancer, choreographer, anthropologist, and educator whose company toured six continents. She was also a visionary leader in the arts who built several institutions, including schools in New York and East St. Louis. Join Dr. Joanna Dee Das and Dr. Albirda Rose to discuss how Katherine Dunham’s legacy can be a model for educational and performing arts institutions today, particularly in promoting equity and justice.
Dr. Albirda Rose is the Founder, Former Director and Co-Director of the Institute for Dunham Technique Certification and a Master Teacher of Dunham Technique. She was a professor at San Francisco State University for 36 years, as well as an accomplished dancer and choreographer.
Dr. Joanna Dee Das (Dance, Washington University in St. Louis) is the author of Katherine Dunham: Dance and the African Diasporaand is a Certified Dunham Technique Instructor.
This event is part of the Minoritarian Performance Research Cluster.