Left Bank Books welcomes Washington University assistant professor of dance Joanna Dee Das, who will sign and discuss her new book, “Katherine Dunham: Dance and the African Diaspora”!
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of “Katherine Dunham: Dance and the African Diaspora” from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
One of the most important dance artists of the twentieth century, Katherine Dunham created works that thrilled audiences the world over. As an African American woman, she broke barriers of race and gender, most notably as the founder of an important dance company that toured the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Australia for several decades. “Katherine Dunham: Dance and the African Diaspora” makes the argument that Dunham was more than a dancer—she was an intellectual and activist committed to using dance to fight for racial justice.