I am so very grateful to have been the recipient of the Serge Ganjou Award for four years in a row now; an Award that has helped a great deal to support my training in Moscow. Not only has the Award provided me with much appreciated opportunity, it also comes with a fascinating back story.
Serge Ganjou was one of three Polish brothers who formed a variety act with a British, female, classically trained dancer – Joy, or Juanita, who became Serge’s wife – the Ganjou Brothers and Juanita. I thought you might like to see their amazing act which you can see in the YouTube film below. There is also an interview with Serge and Joy at the end of the clip. Forward to about two minutes into the film to see the start of the main act.
The Ganjou Brothers and Juanita toured the act across the world during the 30s, 40s and 50s. It’s truly an amazing act and I’m pleased to carry the legacy forward as a result of the support that has been kindly provided via the Grand Order of Water Rats, who administer the Awards.
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