Vote 100 Celebration

9th February 2018

Vote 100 Celebration

Students from Rambert School celebrated 100 years of women’s suffrage this week with a unique and moving dance performance, bringing to life the struggle and ultimate achievement of the suffragettes like never before.  An extract of the piece, performed in front of the Houses of Parliament were shown on Channel 4 news on Tuesday night. You can watch the clip HERE.

The piece was premiered at Victoria train station from where the renowned suffragette, Emily Wilding Davison, took the now infamous journey to Epsom racecourse in June 1913, the dancers told the story of the suffragettes and the progress that has been made over the last century.  The performance marks exactly 100 years since the passing of the Representation of the People Act, which gave some women the vote for the first time.

The performance of ‘100hundred’was a collaboration with Combination Dance Company in partnership with The National Archives, Victoria Business Improvement District and Epsom Downs Racecourse.

 

 

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