Interactive Timeline of Katherine Dunham’s Travel, 1950-53

Antonio Jimenez Mavillard created this timeline to visualize a dataset manually curated by Harmony Bench and Kate Elswit for Dunham’s Data. With this work-in-progress, we make it possible to interactively engage with four years of her transnational touring. In the larger project, we argue that such an everyday analytic can help us to understand Dunham’s global method, and the ways in which her choreography relates to place and space. The timeline also functions as a way to access the underlying dataset, where users can discover more information than is part of the visualization, including archival sources and explanatory notes for data points.