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The Channel Islands 65th anniversary of Liberation Celebrations

The Channel Islands 65th anniversary of Liberation Celebrations

2 October 2010

Julie Lowe, a teacher from Guernsey, was approached to contribute to the Channel Islands 65th anniversary of Liberation celebrations. She writes:

I was asked by Jane Moorshead, Co-ordinator and Senior Fundraiser for The Red Cross in Guernsey, to create a dance around the role of The Red Cross during the Second World War. Using my 7/8 year olds we danced a piece called The Evacuees Dream. Casey danced the role of a girl evacuated from Guernsey to the UK. In the piece the other dancers came to her in a dream bringing comfort.

They wore white tunics and red scarves which were used to create red crosses. At the end of the piece Casey presented an original Red Cross parcel to Sir Nicholas Young, Chief Executive of The Red Cross (UK). Some of the other girls also danced Greek solos and a trio. We had lots of favourable comments from the audience, many of whom had never seen Classical Greek dance before.

Julie Lowe

Photo shows The Evacuees Dream, Guernsey

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