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 Post subject: The Golden Jubilee and the Arts
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2002 7:35 am 
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Dance was represented and most papers seem to have a photo of Darcey Bussell and the Queen.<P><B>Queen and Culturati party on</B><BR>by Norman Lebrecht in The Evening Standard<P><BR>A line of cadets greeted us from HMS Puma. A troupe of little girls in tutus did first-position, secondposition, on the august steps of the Royal Academy. "From the Royal Ballet School?" I enquired. "No," they giggled, "from the Royal Academy of Dance." <P>Small troupes of thespians, some in masks, mingled mutely among the milling guests - from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, no doubt. Every arts institute with Royal in its name was represented in some way; surely only a matter of time before the London Community Gospel Choir receives its warrant. As for the New Orleans jazz band and the Kala Sangam in flowing saffron robes - well, this was a finely tuned cultural cross-section of postmillennial multicultural Britain. <P><A HREF="http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/dynamic/hottx/review.html?in_review_id=593242&in_review_text_id=561553" TARGET=_blank><B>click for more</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: The Golden Jubilee and the Arts
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2002 8:14 am 
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The very knowlegable Jane Simpson has prepared on ballet.co an excellent snapshot of what London dance fans were watching in June 1952 at the <A HREF="http://www.danze.co.uk/dcforum/happening/2787.html" TARGET=_blank><B>time of the Coronation</B></A>. <P>In among the quintessentially English ballet companies, one of the most interesting events was the tour by the pioneer Katherine Dunham, who is still delighting audiences at conferences and seminars. This visit can be seen as a pointer to the multi-cultural richness of dance in present day Britain. Here's the link to our <A HREF="http://www.criticaldance.com/ubb/Forum5/HTML/000753.html" TARGET=_blank><B>topic about her</B></A>.<P><BR><center> Image </center><BR>From the website of the <A HREF="http://www.eslarp.uiuc.edu/kdunham/" TARGET=_blank><B>Katherine Dunham Centers for the Arts and Humanities</B></A></center> <P><p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited June 06, 2002).]


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 Post subject: Re: The Golden Jubilee and the Arts
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2002 9:34 am 
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From the article by Jane Simpson:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>John Cranko presented a programme of short pieces at the Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames, for 2 weeks. One of the new works was called L'Apres Midi d'Emily Wigginbotham. Prominent among the dancers were Kenneth MacMillan and Peter Wright.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>"L'Apres Midi d'Emily Wigginbotham" sounds wonderful. Does anyone know whether there is an Emily Wigginbotham, either in fact or in fiction? Or is she just a type?<P>


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2002 11:22 am 
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A brief search has produced no clues djb, but isn't it a lovely title.


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