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!