Monday, March 11, 2013

So You Think You Can Dance?

Glorious shot of Eartha Kitt and James Dean taking Katherine Dunham’s dance class. Others who attended her school, according to Wikipedia, included Alvin Ailey, Rosalie King, Walter Nicks, Gregory Peck, Jose Ferrer, Jennifer Jones, Shelley Winters, Sidney Poitier, Shirley MacLaine, Doris Duke, Toni Cade Bambara and Warren Beatty:
Marlon Brando frequently dropped in to play the bongo drums, and jazz musician Charles Mingus held regular jam sessions with the drummers. Known for her many innovations, Dunham developed a dance pedagogy, later named the Dunham Technique, that won international acclaim and that is now taught as a modern dance style in many dance schools.

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