As the Queen sails down the Thames as part of the mass flotilla celebrating her Diamond Jubilee on Sunday (3 June), 30 dancers will be the roof of the Royal Festival Hall semaphoring her a message for the occasion – “Happy Diamond Jubilee Queen Elizabeth, We Heart You.
The work has been made by Artist in Residence choreographer Lea Anderson, who was out rehearsing some of her dancers on the Southbank terraces this morning. Coincidentally, Anderson’s first full length work for her company The Cholmondeleys was called Flag and was made for Southbank Centre back in 1989.
The new commission will be performed at about 3.30pm on Sunday. It is just one of many in Southbank Centre’s huge Festival of the World, which opens on Friday and will run throughout the summer, involving around 4,000 artists from 195 countries and featuring spectacular installations, art, music and literature based events.
Photo by : Bettina Strenske ; Written by: Carmel Smith Thursday May 2012
Look out for Ms. Elaine Foley dancing during the closing ceremonies on August 12!
PDE Alum, Leah Dowdy posing for a "Chicago" promo photo!
Former PDE board member, Elaine Foley is attending grad school at the Laban Institute in London and has also been cast to perform in the Olympic opening ceremonies. How exciting! Representing PDE!
Also Mara Mandradjieff has been featured in an online arts critic site about her rehearsing for George Balanchine's "Who Cares?" with the Georgia Ballet. You can find the article with photos here! -> http://www.artscriticatl.com/2011/10/georgia-ballet-ambitious-and-skilled-prepares-balanchines-classic-who-cares/
Congratulations Anne and Sean! Best of luck for the future. Let us know where we can find more wedding pics :)
Taylor Tisa, Holly Forsberg & Jen Demharter were celebrating the wedding couple.
Hey all you lovely Alumni,
Want to see what PDE is up to now-a-days, get back in touch with old PDE members, or order some fresh gear? We've provided this space tailored to you, where you can continue your Pitt connection. Feel free to network with old friend in this space. Susan's contact information is available on the contact page for anyone who feels moved to donate- we always need new costumes :) Also, if you want to leave your own individual blog posts contact me (Elaine Foley) at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will post anything you send my way.