News: Umbrella still required

Monday 30 October 2006

Val Bourne retires from Dance Umbrella this week, the organization she founded 28 years ago. A gala celebrates her contribution to dance at Sadler’s Wells on Sunday.

Meanwhile she talks to the Times:

“It’s a fantastic time to be working in dance, but we shouldn’t kid ourselves,” she says. “It may look vigorous, but dance is not deeply rooted enough in our culture, like music, theatre or literature. We are very vulnerable.” Read more

Betsy Gregory, who joined Dance Umbrella in 1997 as Programme Manager & was appointed Associate Artistic Director in 2003, will lead the organisation from November.

Links

www.danceumbrella.co.uk

Gala, Martha at the Wells, Sadler’s Wells, Sun 5 November, more details and booking

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