Katherine Dunham Quotes & Sayings

24 most famous Katherine Dunham quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for her. She was an American dancer who passed away on 21 May, 2006.

“A creative person has to create. It doesn't really matter what you create. If such a dancer wanted to go out and build the cactus gardens where he could, in Mexico, let him do that, but something that is creative has to go on.”
Katherine Dunham Quotes
“Black people should have recognition for themselves and their backgrounds and their relationships with other people in the world and thus lose some of their alienation. This museum has certainly stood for that in this town.”
Katherine Dunham Quotes
“I used to want the words 'She tried' on my tombstone. Now I want 'She did it.'”
Katherine Dunham Quotes
“I really think that aside from admiring my talent you really admire me as a person and as a woman.”
“Haiti itself was also photographed, some of the streets, some of the mountains, rivers, streams, etc. were photographed before talking with me about how I felt about Haiti. Then the camera went to our voodoo temple and saw a serious ceremony, a real ceremony.”
Katherine Dunham Quotes
“I am happy to know that my husband regards me as a woman and a person.”
Katherine Dunham Quotes
“I have actually five honorary degrees.”
“We don't intend to always keep this necessarily African oriented. Originally I had hoped to have African American Indian of this area, and the Appalachian of this area, but at the same time, just as we have the Haitian room, we will always have room for another exhibit.”
“So many dancers paint. I used to paint. I started again recently. While I was dancing, I was very busy with my career. Start something else that makes use of your creative ability because if you don't you will die inside as a person.”
“I had certain physical limitations that made me change the choreography for myself or made me more interested in choreography only rather than dancing. I have never been a person who wanted to just dance. I have always been interested in developing for other people.”

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