Katherine Dunham and Pearl Primus: Free to Dance

Katherine Dunham

Katherine Dunham is probably best known as a legendary dancer who propelled the awareness of the cultures of the African Diaspora via her choreography. Her famous dance technique reflects a fusion of many cultures.


Pearl Primus

A dancer, choreographer, and inspired proselytizer for African dance, Pearl Primus(1919-1994) was born in Trinidad. She came to New York as a child, received an excellent education, but found her ambition to be a doctor thwarted by racism.


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