Jan Murray obituary

My teacher and friend Jan Murray, who has died at the age of 74, was an outspoken and powerful arts critic and an influential voice for British and international contemporary dance.

Jan was the first dance editor for Time Out, the weekly London magazine, in the 70s, wrote for the Guardian and the Spectator, worked for the Arts Council and was on the board of the London Dance Umbrella festival from its beginning. She was also an inspirational teacher of arts journalism. To Jan, though, her most important and satisfying role was as an early supporter of new forms of black and Asian dance in Britain.

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Source: Guardian Dance News

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