Divine Drumbeats: Katherine Dunham and Her People
A voodoo dance ceremony taped in Haiti highlights "Divine Drumbeats: Katherine Dunham and Her People." The performance-documentary traces the career of Dunham, who is a choreographer and an anthropologist. Also presented is Dunham's three-part "Rites of Passage" and a look at her training center in East St. Louis. Narrator: James Earl Jones.
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- Premiered: November 4, 1972
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh… (more)