Go on, dance for joy on Mother’s Day

There’s a chance to have some shared fun on Mother’s Day this year at Petersfield Musical Festival’s Family concert. The theme is dance through the ages and features an exploration of the musical form from Tudor Pavanes to the modern tango. What better way to celebrate Mum’s special day on March 19th?

SouthDowns Camerata, under the direction of Sara Deborah Timossi, will showcase a number of popular dance tunes, including King Henry VIII’s Pavane, a Minuet by Boccherini and Tchaikovsky’s famous Waltz from his Serenade for Strings.

There will be an opportunity for audience participation, involving body percussion and singing. Dancing will be provided by Petersfield Academy of Dance.

Later in the week, on Friday 24th March, GSA, a cohort of second-year students at the Guildford School of Acting at the University of Surrey, perform a celebration of the great musicals of the last century. Called ‘How Lucky Can you Get?’, the programme pays homage to popular composers ranging from Gilbert and Sullivan and Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. The fully staged show will incorporate dance styles that pay tribute to modern choreographers and styles will range from opera, blues and jazz to pop.