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In Dunham's footsteps.

In 1993, I studied with Katherine Dunham, and I will always remember her (see website for obituary and "Transitions," p. 82). When I was in Dunham technique classes, those who danced in her company reminded us that when Miss Dunham balanced, she rose so high that her pinky toes waved in the air. Atop her matchless feet, Dunham achieved a wholeness of vision to which most of us can only aspire. Her determined commitment to erase boundaries between races, disciplines, and cultures remains uniquely compelling. Miss Dunham's broad, humanistic vision is, if anything, more desperately needed today than ever. May we seek to follow in her footsteps. May we rise up to meet her expectations.

Elizabeth Chin

Associate Professor of


Occidental College

Los Angeles, CA
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Title Annotation:Letters
Author:Chin, Elizabeth
Publication:Dance Magazine
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Aug 1, 2006
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