Re: Dance title

John Holland (
Fri, 19 Apr 2002 13:15:12 -0700 (PDT)

She may be thinking of an episode from the series "Dancing", which did air
"years ago". There isn't an episode devoted to Katherine Dunham, but she does
figure in program #7, "The Individual and Tradition". The series used to be
available from Home Vision but the rights were sold to Kultur, and I think it is
still available.

"Tatar, Becky" wrote:

> Here's a toughie, great brain collective. A patron is looking for a
> documentary, probably PBS, about an African American woman dancer who
> learned dances from many different countries. The content may or may not
> include information on church or liturgical dance. She doesn't think it is
> the PBS title Free to Dance: Steps of the Gods, about Katherine Dunham,
> because this doc is only from last year. She says she saw this on tv "years
> ago." However, she does think it was about one of the first African
> American woman dancers, so it may have been about Katherine Dunham. Thanks
> so much in advance!
> Becky Tatar
> Unit Head, Periodicals, Audiovisual
> Aurora Public Library
> 1 E. Benton Street
> Aurora, IL 60505
> PHONE: 630-264-4100
> FAX: 630-896-3209
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John Holland
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