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DO40 2008 Holiday Party Photos
Panel in full swing, with moderator Janice Herbert in the white jacket.
Corps de Ballet organizer and DO40 member Janice Painchaud Herbert (1953 – 1956) has been the ladies’ biggest booster over the last few decades, trying to preserve their heritage – something that DO40 cares very much about. As Janice says “the ballet got the blisters, the Rockettes got the glory!” It’s also about being inclusive to all styles of dance, and DO40 is striving to outreach to all disciplines. Ballet, modern, tap and Broadway are all represented on the DO40 board, and they are continually outreaching to others in the dance community. And, as usual for these DO40 events, the evening was filmed and donated to the Jerome Robbins Dance Collection at the New York Public Library at Lincoln Center.
The ladies from the ‘60s – including our own Kathryn Hull (1960 – 1962) (right)
And seen in the audience, many balletomanes and DO40 members: Ron Stratton (a MALE member at RCMH at one time!), Marge Beddow, Nicole Barth, Gemze de Lappe, Bic Goss, Norma Doggett-Bezwick, Gene Gavin, Johnny Nola, Evalin Goodman, Carolyn Kalmus up from Florida to visit and partake, DO40 Board Members Richard Korthaze, George Marcy, Karin Baker, Lois Silk, Mary Lou Barber, Lawrence Merritt and Gregg Mayer; also the lovely Louise Quick, that couple about town, Denise Pence Boockvor and her husband Steve, Carol Maxwell-Eiger, Darlene Larsen, Marianne Selbert-Troy, Bill Guskie, Judy Dunford, Ken Urmston, Annette Macdonald (back in the city after the Jack Cole event in October) Susan Sigrist, Virginia Siedel, Jamie Sanchez (original WSS!), and a ton of Friends of Dancers over 40!
“Watch it with my cake, buster!” DO40 member Marge Beddow seems to be saying
The back of the House: Gemze de Lappe, Nicole Barth, Bill Guske,
The ladies from the 1930s and 1940s, with moderator Janice Herbert (right)
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