Interactive Network of Dunham Company Repertory: Shows, Containers, Pieces, and Dances-in-Dances
Antonio Jimenez Mavillard created this network diagram to visualize a dataset manually curated by Harmony Bench, Kate Elswit, and Tia-Monique Uzor for Dunham’s Data. Over her career, Katherine Dunham actively repurposed and recombined elements of her choreography. Organized into a nested hierarchy of shows, containers, pieces, and dances-in-dances, this visualization makes it possible to interactively examine the many interconnections among Dunham’s repertory, troubling the choreographic ‘work’ as a static category. At present, the data is most complete for the 1947-60 time period.