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RepositoryNational Resource Centre for Dance Archive
Ref NoBB/E/6/5
TitleLecture at the Rudolf Steiner Theatre 1954
Date27 March 1954
DescriptionProgramme for lecture-demonstration in two parts titled The Art of the Greek Dance featuring Nancy Sherwood and Company. The demonstration consisted of Part one: Introductory lecture, basic exercises and movements a. children b. students, ball movements - ball dance, fundamental designs - balance and poise, relaxation, tension and speed, the study of rhythms of nature, dances a. Will o' the wisps (Pamela Lloyd), b. musical interpretation (Mémé Williamson), c. laughing sunbeams (Williamson), Occupational and mimetic actions - dance: a Spartan warrior, emotional and dramatic gesture - a Greek funeral rite; in the interval a few words about the Greek Earthquake Appeal; Part two The Greek Dance as an Art - dances inspired by the life of Classic Greece: a. An Athenian rose seller, b. a street beggar, the dedication of the fishing net, a Corinthian courtesan, Spartan girls (Williamson), dance of Maenads; dances inspired by the life of today: pain imprisoned, the machine, on the beach (Margaret Edgecombe), taming a wild colt (Eve Pettinger), youth. Choreography by Ginner and Sherwood unless stated otherwise.
Extent1 programme
CodePerson NameDates
DS/UK/P1294Ginner; Ruby Mary Adeline (1886-1978); dance practitioner1886-1978
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