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Othella Dallas, one of the last living early members of the Katherine Dunham Company, passed away from lung cancer on November 28 at a nursing home outside of Basel, Switzerland. She was 95. A celebrated dancer, teacher, and jazz and blues musician, Dallas' studio in Basel is considered to be the only school in Europe to teach pure Dunham technique. Dallas continued performing and teaching well into her 90s; until the coronavirus pandemic hit in March, she was leading classes three days a week.

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