We are excited to participate in this year's Intentionally Digital, Intentionally Black conference at the University of Maryland. In this presentation, we will show new visualizations generated from a core data set of daily travel collected from primary resources documenting Katherine Dunham’s whereabouts from 1950-1953. Following Katherine McKittrick, we focus on making Dunham's “geographies of the everyday” visible (2006, 21).
Join us at the 2018 International Federation for Theatre Research conference in Belgrade! What we are presenting at comes at the end of our pilot project, Dance in Transit (funded by BETHA, 2016-18) and just as we begin Dunham’s Data: Katherine Dunham and Digital Methods for Dance Historical Inquiry (funded by AHRC, 2018-21). These projects extend our work on the geography and networks of historical dance touring and transmission (see Bench and Elswit, 2016), through the exemplary case study of African American choreographer Katherine Dunham (1909-2006).