Bus-Pass Ballet: The Over-70s Dancers Who Are Going Back To The Barre

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By Judith Mackrell

The last time I performed at Sadler’s Wells,” says Namron Yarrum, with a chuckle, “there was still gas lighting back stage.” Namron, as he was always known, was one of the UK’s great pioneering dancers. For a long time the most high-profile black dancer in Britain, and a founder member of London Contemporary Dance Theatre, he dominated the 1970s and early 80s with the powerfully earthed grace of his performances.

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