If Cities Could Dance

Katherine Dunham and the Dances of the African Diaspora

Season 4 Episode 6 | 6m 57s | Video has closed captioning.

African American dance legend Katherine Dunham turned East St. Louis into an important hub of the Black Arts movement. By 1972, she directed an artist relief program, started a student dance company, and opened a museum dedicated to African art. Meet some of the city's culture keepers and watch Dunham program alums perform in front of the Katherine Dunham Museum, and in downtown East St. Louis.

Aired: 10/05/21

Rating: NR

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If Cities Could Dance is a local public television program presented by KQED.