Roman garland bearers pose for the camera. The 1923 May Day pageant featured a number of episodes from varying cultures and historical traditions. Part I, titled the "Birth of May Day" included dances by the allegorical figures of Night, Dawn, the Sun, and Spring among others. Part II centered on the "Coronation of the May Queen," senior Marion Jobson, and Part III, titled "Entertainment of the Queen," featured a wizard, a Roman Spring procession, an Egyptian episode, a Grecian episode, a Normandy folk dance, an English folk dance, a Japanese episode, “poses from old prints,” and a cherry blossom dance. The pageant was written by Mary Brown ‘23 and directed by Vanda E. Kerst with assistance from Mary Jane Paul. Dancing was choreographed by Marion Gifford, and the orchestra director was J. Vic O’Brien.
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