The idea for "dance of the birds" came the night my niece Jenny was born. As the work was to tour I reckoned I could put across
1. Some anti-aparthield propoganda
2. Some of the admiration I have for "primitive" tribal peoples,
3. A celebration of kids made in an area where I found children undervalued & without essential facilities like museums, theatre, modern art galleries, adventure playgrouds or creative participation.
Mabel Pakenham-Walsh, 11 August 1977