Person NameEarly; Fergus (1946-)
ActivityTrained at Royal Ballet School, 1957-1964; dancer, Royal Ballet, 1964-1968; assistant ballet master, Ballet for All, 1965-1968; choreographer, Ballet for All, 1969-1971; choreographer, Northern Dance Theatre, 1972; teacher, The Place, 1972; dancer/teacher, London School of Contemporary Dance; co-editor, New Dance, 1977-1983; co-founder, X6 Dance Space, 1976; co-founder, Chisenhale Dance Space, 1981; dance fellow, East Midlands Arts, November 1981- April 1982; choreographer for Greater London Arts making works for children, 1984; founder, Green Candle Dance Company, 1987. For his choreographic works see the dances database.
Dates and PlacesBorn 4 August 1946, Worthing, Sussex.
SourceExtemporary Dance Theatre papers file ED/E/57/6. Alison Kirkman, 'Green Candle Dance', Dancing Times, August 2004, pp25-27. Craine, D. and Mackrell, J. Oxford Dictionary of Dance. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.
XZP/683Early, Fergus
AD/E/3/6East Midlands Arts \ Dance and Mime in the East Midlands1982
GC/J/998Green Candle Dance Company \ Tales from the Citadel; Merseyside Dance Initiative \ Video Evaluation Report of Green Candle's 1994 Sooki and the Kozzibimweh Residency; Now Showing \ Old Man Dragging Stones1997199426/01/1995
GC/E/17/2Reports on Workshops, Residencies and Performances \ 1988-1995 \ 2 of 41988-1995
GC/E/13/12Publicity and Press \ Company in General \ Leaflet Drafts and Originalsn.d.
GC/E/20/5Green Candle: A Community Dance Company For East London \ A Report on Preliminary Research \ Fergus Early \ 19861986
GC/E/5/7Finance \ Banking \ 1988-19911988-1991
GC/E/14/9Productions \ Swan \ Marketing \ 1990-19911991
ED/E/85/8Reports \ Dance & Mime in the East Midlands1982
GC/J/989Green Candle Workshop and Performance \ Fiddle-di-Goop (Early) \ Redlands Nursery E12 October 1987
GC/E/13/1Publications - Growing Bolder: A Start Up Guide to Creating Dance with Older People1996
GC/E/20/2Biography of Fergus Early1995
GC/E/20/6Green Candle \ First Light \ Report of the First Year of the Company1987
ED/A/492Naples \ Orchestral selections1982
ED/A/489It Happened at Club Bombay Cinema (excerpts) / Naples (finale)1982
AD/H/191People Who Dance3-9 March 1979
GC/J/1007Road Home, The8 May 1996
GC/E/13/4Publications \ Newsletter \ Correspondence, Notes, Drafts and Final Product \ No. 5 Winter 19941994
GC/E/12/2Publications \ Teachers' Resource Pack \ Old Man Dragging Stones \ Research, Draft Manuscripts and Plans1993
GC/E/11/9Publicity and Press \ Articles about Green Candle1989-1998
GC/E/17/1Reports on Workshops, Residencies and Performances \ 1988-1995 \ 1 of 41987-1995
GC/A/748Very Best Friend, The \ Music (Davies)1997
XZJ/19Study of Dance Conference 1983 \ Trois Gymnopedies (Early), Passive Resistance (Furse and Prestidge), Musk (Hamilton) 12 April 1983
ED/E/57/6Personnel \ Biographies1977
XZA/662Green Candle Dance Company \ Very Best Friend, The1997
JS/H/6283Dance for Africa24 November 1985
AD/H/192Dance and Mime in the Midlands \ Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham \ 24/04/198224 April 1982
CDC/H/181Cycles Dance Company \ Action Space, Drill Hall, London \ 19781978
AD/H/193Dance Umbrella 801980
GC/J/987Road Home, The \ Rough Edit; North West Tonight \ Green Candle at LIPA1992-1996
XZM/342Early, Fergus
EM/E/19/1Midlands Dance Company \ Miscellaneousc1984
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