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Dear Editor — Further to Zoe Anderson's article "Playing Creatures" in the December issue of Dancing Times, there is an important link between Dr Who and dance going back to December 1963 when the formidable Daleks made their first appearance. The weirdly disturbing movement of these mutant creatures in their armoured casing was suggested by the series' scriptwriter, Terry Nation. To quote Nation on BBC Walesart: "In order to make it non-human what you have to do is take the legs off... That's the only way you can make it not look like a person dressed up. I had seen the Georgian State Dancers, where the girls do this wonderful routine. They wore floor-brushing skirts and took very tiny steps and appeared to glide, really glide across the floor. That's the movement I wanted for the Daleks." And that's what Raymond Cusick's inspired designs gave him. — Yours sincerely,

Sarah Woodcock


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