Join a Celebration of the Music & Dance of Ignatius Sancho

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The Early Dance Circle has prepared a special programme of dance and music composed by Ignatius Sancho (c. 1729 – 14.12.1780) on 14 December 2020 at 12:15 pm GMT.


Sancho is famous nowadays as a man of letters and the first African to vote in a British election. But now you can look forward to reconstructions of Sancho’s choreographies and music by the Hampshire Regency Dancers, Quadrille Club and Green Ginger, as well as discussions and interviews with some knowledgeable experts on his career:

Meryl Thomson (Green Ginger), who recently recorded the CD “Dances for a Princess”. Paul Cooper, a specialist in Regency dance, who has worked a good deal on Sancho. Sally Petchey, author of a recent book about the life and dances of Ignatius Sancho: Dances for a Princess, humbly dedicated (with permission) to the Princess Royal by Her Royal Highnesses Most Obedient Servant Ignatius Sancho.

Put the 14 December in your diary. The premiere of the programme will be on the EDC Facebook page or YouTube channel, and remain available to watch later. Here is the link to the Premiere: