Saturday, December 12, 2009

Today in Dance History: December 12

Dec 12, 1882- The Bijou Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts, became the first theatre to be lighted by electricity.

On this date in 1995- Tap dance instructor Mary Bruce passed away at age 95. Her students included Josephine Premice, Ruby Dee, Martina Arroyo and Marlon Brando.

And on this date in 2000- Costumes and other memrobilia belonging to Dame Margot Fonteyn, one of Britain's best loved dancers, brought in ₤640,000, six times more than expected, at Christie’s auction house.