About this Timeline

This is an interactive online timeline of ‘highlight’ events for each year of the festival from 1978 to 2013 to celebrate Dance Umbrella’s 35th anniversary. The featured events were chosen by former Artistic Directors, Val Bourne and Betsy Gregory, as some of the highlights for that particular year. We hope you enjoy the range of media to engage with, from written content and images, to audio and video files.

As you’ll notice, several artists – Stephen Petronio, Jonathan Burrows, Shobana Jeyasingh, Rosemary Lee, Paul-AndrĂ© Fortier and Stephan Koplowitz – have shared their memories and reflections from different years in the festival’s history. Feel free to leave comments as well as your own memories from featured events. You can also tweet your recollections using #DUTIMELINE.

The timeline is a constantly evolving creation and we hope to be able to develop it in the future into a fully-functioning archive that can be used by students and researchers worldwide.

Feel free to leave a comment or share your own memory next to an event, and also share the content on Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Recollections on Twitter can be shared using #DUTIMELINE.