Great Performances

  • 1972
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

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 perhaps its most famous. There have been more than 600 `Great Performances' all told. Some might have been...

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)

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