A Singaporean dancer will portray the Queen in the Platinum Jubilee pageant later this year, in a move to represent the head of the Commonwealth as a global icon.
Janice Ho, 22, a third-year student at the London Contemporary Dance School, will open the ‘Let’s Celebrate’ part of the pageant, playing the young Princess Elizabeth before she became Queen.
The dance, titled, Princess and the Dragon, will include a 14ft tall dragon puppet to symbolise the princess recognising her imminent power and responsibility.
Trigger, the arts group that created Ms Ho’s act, had hoped its ‘Bridgerton casting’ would result in a woman of colour taking on the part.
Singaporean dancer Janice Ho, 22, will play the young Princess Elizabeth before she became Queen
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