salute: February 4th…Katherine Dunham


Forming the first “Negro” Ballet company at 21 years old,  Katherine Dunham has gone down in history as one of dances more treasured performers.

Known as ” Katherine The Great” her career spanned a little over 30 years with projects in both film and theater. Along with being an incredible dancer Katherine also had her pointe shoes firmly planted in the fight for equal rights, refusing to perform at segregated venues.  Right on sister.

“I walk in the footsteps of giants”

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