Posted on November 23, 2012
The 2013 edition of Dance Umbrella will be Betsy Gregory’s last as artistic director, she has announced. She said: “I have decided, for personal reasons, that the 2013 festival will be my last and I will step down as artistic director in November next year. By then, I will have completed 16 wonderful years at Dance Umbrella, seven of them as artistic director.
“Since my appointment in 2007, the Dance Umbrella board and team have successfully navigated the organisation through a major transition in which we have introduced many new strands of activity. These include free outdoor performances, large-scale participatory projects of an unusually high artistic quality and the presentation of new work from under-represented areas of the world, such as Africa. I am proud of what we have achieved, and the marvellous dance we have brought, and continue to bring, to the public.”
Picture: Betsy Gregory. Photograph: Emma Swan