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Pink Dancers at the BFI

Posted on March 14, 2012


Same-sex ballroom and Latin formation team the Pink Dancers will dance at the BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival next week on March 24.

The London-based dancers will perform for a short demonstration session to mark the screening of Ballroom Rules, a film about lesbian and gay ballroom dancers from Melbourne, which will be screened on March 24, 25 and 26. Some members are also seen briefly in the film. 

The Pink Dancers are a group of amateur dancers, founded by Ralf Schiller, who often change partners and challenge traditional gender restrictions, presenting different combinations of leading and following roles. The group celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

For more on the Pink Dancers, see Marianka Swain’s Stepping out in the December 2011 issue of Dance Today.


Photograph courtesy of Jacky Logan

Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Today she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success. Her debut novel, The Girl Before You, was published last year in paperback, ebook and audiobook.

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