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The Charleston arrives in The Village

Posted on August 18, 2014

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village emily beecham laurence cendrowiczThe Village
, the BBC One drama set in rural England in the early 20th century, has reached the 1920s – and that means dancing.

In the episode broadcast on Sunday 17 August, a new dance hall opened, with 1920s dance steps and frocks on display. The series shows how lives were transformed by the social changes of the era, with dancing heralding a new  sense of freedom and romance for the characters.


The programme is available to watch on iPlayer.




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Top: Emily Beecham in The Village. Bottom: The dance hall.

Pictures: BBC/Company. Photographer: Laurence Cendrowicz



Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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