Date: Sunday 5th June 2022
Location: Westminster and along The Mall past Buckingham Palace, London, UK
Jeanefer Jean-Charles MBE from Jeanefer Jean-Charles & Associates and Ali Pretty from arts organisation Kinetika were commissioned to create a section for the Queens Platinum Jubilee Pageant.
The Platinum Jubilee Pageant, as part of an extended Bank Holiday Weekend, took place on Sunday 5th June 2022. It provided an opportunity for everyone to celebrate this historic milestone of Her Majesty the Queen as the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee with 70 years of service.
The Thank You Dance was a spectacular, visually stunning and animated movement section beautifully adorned with the designs by Ali Pretty, artistic director at Kinetika and danced to the amazing composition by DJ Walde (composer, musician, consultant, DJ and performer).
It featured over 250 performers drawn from across generations in Thurrock, London and Milton Keynes adorned in silk.
The Thank You Dance was the finale of Act III: Let’s Celebrate.
The section took inspiration from the work of:
*Our key workers – and the essential role they have played throughout the pandemic
*Our volunteers who have stepped up with kindness to look after their neighbours
*Our young people who are actively taking responsibility for the future of our planet
The Thank You Dance joined The Pageant which wound through the streets of Westminster and along The Mall past Buckingham Palace telling the story of Her Majesty’s record reign and our transforming society over this period.
Jeanefer Jean-Charles & Associates,
Jeanefer Jean-Charles MBE
Photo credit: Matt Crossick/PA Wire
There was a huge and dedicated team behind the Thank You Dance, including artists, costume makers, partners including IF: Milton Keynes and The Stables MK alongside associate choreographers working with performing arts groups from Thurrock (South Essex College) and Milton Keynes (Arts One), as well as dancers from Impact Dance.
Kloe Dean – Associate Choreographer with Jeanefer Jean-Charles for the Thank You Dance
Charlene Low – Associate Choreographer and Assistant with Jeanefer Jean-Charles
Melanie Joseph – Associate Choreographer and Assistant with Jeanefer Jean-Charles
Hakeem Onibudo – Choreographer for Impact Dance and Associate Choreographer with Jeanefer Jean-Charles
Kate Taylor – Lead Choreographer for Milton Keynes and Associate Choreographer with Jeanefer Jean-Charles
Lucy Heale – Lead Choreographer for Thurrock and Associate Choreographer with Jeanefer Jean-Charles
For further information about The Queens Platinum Jubilee Pageant please visit the Pageant website.
Jeanefer Jean-Charles & Associates
Jeanefer Jean-Charles MBE