Today the final day of the 'Fabric of Dance' exhibition at the Queens Hall, saw 5 young dancers take to the stage to learn a little about how the costumes of the period with their tightly corseted bodices and hooped skirts influenced the movements that dancers were able to make. The girls quickly picked up two Elizabethan Dances the Pavane and the Farandole and went on to beautifully adapt the steps, classic courtly movements and postures into ther own piece using the notataion patterns on the floor.
The dancers created wonderful shadows layered over and between those cast by the costumes on the walls of the gallery. A flavour of the 'shadow movement' is captured here with thanks to Agnes Sharp who kindly took over the camera so I could join in the dancing. Such fun!
Cinzia Hardy director of the November Club led the dancing.