Katherine Dunham Presents Her New Dance Revue "Bal Negre" with the Dunham Dancers, Singers and Musicians... [caption title]. African Americana, Katherine Dunham.

Katherine Dunham Presents Her New Dance Revue "Bal Negre" with the Dunham Dancers, Singers and Musicians... [caption title]

[N.p., likely New York or Oakland: 1947]. Broadsheet, printed in red and blue, 9 x 6 inches. One corner creased. Near fine. Item #3256

A rare leaflet advertising a performance by the legendary ballet dancer, choreographer, and instructor Katherine Dunham and her company to be presented at the Oakland Auditorium Theatre in California. Dunham formed one of the first African American ballet companies in the United States, and earned the sobriquet of "The Matriarch and Queen Mother of Black Dance." According to newspaper records, the present work advertises for performances in 1947. The leaflet itself is illustrated with an image of Dunham on each side, with an order form for tickets on the verso. For this engagement, Dunham performed the "Bal Negre," which according to the promotional text here is "the latest of the notable successions of Ballet and theatrical productions of Katherine Dunham, adds another brilliant epoch to her enviable career as a Star, Choreographer, director, and producer." This tour followed performances by Dunham in Mexico, as well as time in Hollywood filming various movies. No copies recorded in OCLC.

Price: $450.00