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Peter Williams

(1914—1995) designer and dance critic


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British dance writer and adviser. He was educated at the London Central School of Art and Design and in 1949 was assistant editor of Buckle's magazine, Dance. In 1950 he founded Dance and Dancers which he edited until 1980. He was also dance critic of the Daily Mail (1950–3), chairman of the Arts Council Dance Advisory Committee (1973–80), and founder-chairman of the Dancers Resettlement Fund from 1975. He occasionally designed for ballet, such as Howard's Selina whose libretto he also wrote (Sadler's Wells Theatre Ballet, 1948). He taught dance design at the Slade and was author of Masterpieces of Ballet Design (1981). The Peter Williams Design for Dance Project was founded in his memory.

From The Oxford Dictionary of Dance in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Dance.


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