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From: "Barbara" <>
Subject: Re: [LAMBIE] Introducing.........Gerri Budd
Date: Sat, 24 Jul 2010 10:05:27 +0100
This could be a book and a film, what a great life,
May I take this opportunity to welcome all the latest Lambies,
Regards to all, Barbara M
From: "Paul Lambie" <>
Sent: Saturday, July 24, 2010 9:59 AM
Subject: [LAMBIE] Introducing.........Gerri Budd
> Please join me in welcoming our latest member to the Lambie
> List..............Gerri Budd.
> The more astute amongst you will recognise Gerri's name from the obituary
> posting for Onwin Borde. They share the same father - Percival Borde.
> Here is a profile of Gerri's father:
> Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, the son of George Paul Borde, a
> veterinarian, and Augustine Francis Lambie, Borde began dancing in his 20s
> and soon became a director of the Little Carib Theatre in Trinidad. In
> noted anthropologist and dancer Pearl Primus convinced Borde to emigrate
> the United States to teach at her New York school. Shortly thereafter, he
> and Primus were married. Borde achieved performing success with Primus'
> modern dance company, on television, and on Broadway. Among his solo
> performances built around ethnographic dance characterizations was the
> four-part 1958 program "Earth Magician," which included portrayals of an
> Aztec warrior, a giant Watusi, a Yoruba chief, and a Shango priest. In
> Borde toured Africa and performed in Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Kenya,
> and Liberia. He produced "Talking Drums of Africa," an education in the
> schools program, and served as the resident choreographer for the Negro
> Ensemble Company's 1969 season. Borde taught movement courses at New York
> University and in 1970 became a professor of theater arts and black
> at the State University of New York at Binghamton. His highly popular
> courses offered dance-based studies of African-Caribbean culture which
> emphasized the connections between dance, ritual, and everyday life.
> intelligent performance style and masculine stage presence helped to widen
> interest in concert African-American dance forms. Borde died backstage at
> the Perry Street Theater in New York City, immediately after performing
> "Impinyuza," the strutting Watusi solo he had danced for over 20 years.
> Gerri is a therefore a descendent of the Trinidad Lambies but was born in
> the USA. It never fails to amaze me how a family that started in Scotland
> can be traced halfway around the world.
> Welcome to the Lambie List Gerri!
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