DANCE in BC has a distinguished history, but until well into the second half of the 20th century the province's main contribution was as a breeding ground for talented performers who went on to pursue careers elsewhere. Edna Malone, from NELSON, was one of the first: she danced with the US modernist pioneers Ruth St Denis and Doris Humphrey following WWI, and performed with their company in VANCOUVER in 1919. In the 1930s June Roper, an immigrant teacher from Texas, sent more than 60 BC dancers...

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