Thanks to life-long Woods Hole summer resident Nancy Lassalle, the Woods Hole Public Library will be offering a third summer season of lectures and films about dance in America. The talks will be held on four sequential Tuesday evenings in July and August, starting July 12. All will be held in the lower level meeting room and will start at 7:30 PM.
The first will be given by Iris Fanger, who will talk about the dance duo of Irene and Vernon Castle, who swept the international stage with their ballroom dancing in the ‘teens and ‘twenties. Ms.Fanger,who holds a doctorate in theater history from Tufts University, has long been a highly respected and prolific dance critic in Boston and New York. Locally, Ms. Fanger serves as a director on the board of the Woods Hole Research Center.
The second evening in the Lassalle Dance Series will present Jane Pritchard, dance curator of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum talking about Anna Pavlova. Her talk will be interspersed with clips of films of Pavlova. The third evening will feature Reggie Wilson who is coming over from Martha’s Vineyard where he is working on a production at The Yard. The fourth presentation will be given by Laura Ingaglia about Jacob’s Pillow and its international dance festivals.
As the Library’s director, Margaret McCormick says “We are so lucky and honored that Nancy Lassalle, with all her connections in the world of dance is helping us with this program.” Thanks to Ms. Lassalle’s generosity the Library is able to offer all these first-class events entirely free and open to the public. For more information about this event which will be held on Tuesday evening, July 19, at 7:30 PM, call the Library at 508-548-8961.