DISCUSSION: The main point is that Dunham had special expertise in dance and anthropology that let her study Caribbean dances. She used what she learned to impact North American dance.
- Not necessarily true. Katherine Dunham defied anthropology (lines 31-33). It’s not clear that she transformed it. Anthropologists eventually recognized that they couldn’t stay isolated from their research subjects (line 38), but this might not have been due to Dunham.
- Not even true. Katherine Dunham was the first to incorporate dance-isolation and African-American themes in North American dance.
But there are thousands of traditional cultures in the world – some of these other traditions might have already been used in North American dance.
- Where did this come from? The passage never mentioned African-American dancers, choreographers, or their aesthetic and political concerns. I don’t know how to explain that this is wrong. If you picked this, try to figure out what your thought process was, as the answer is completely unsupported.
- The passage never says that Dunham discovered the link between Caribbean dances and African dances. It just mentions that there was a link (lines 28-31), and that Dunham was interested in studying it.
- CORRECT. This covers the main themes of the passage. Dunham was uniquely suited to study dance (lines 23-27). Paragraphs 1 and 4 show that her studies let her impact modern dance.
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