40 Years of Pineapple
Debbie Moore, OBE, owner and CEO of the Pineapple brand, launched a year of anniversary celebrations in Covent Garden with a live sculpting by royal sculptor Frances Segelman on Thursday 21 March 2019.
Frances Segelman said “Having had the chance to sculpt the most amazing and exciting subjects, I couldn”t wait to sculpt my dear friend Debbie Moore who has done so much for the dance world. Debbie is an absolute inspiration and I had such fun sculpting her, marking 40 fabulous years of the legendary Pineapple Dance Studios.”
The invitation by Frances Segelman, who has sculpted busts of HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, and HRH The Prince of Wales, was in recognition of Debbie Moore’s dedication to the dance community and the 40th anniversary year of Pineapple Dance Studios.
Debbie Moore said “I was honoured to be asked by Frances Segelman to sit for her. I had been an admirer of her work for many years, and this event made our anniversary year even more special. My experience as a model helped me on the evening – I’m not used to sitting still while running a dance studio!”
This exclusive party was a community affair, taking place at Unit in Langley Street, next door to Pineapple Dance Studios in Covent Garden. The evening involved tequila tastings, canapés and food from neighbouring businesses located in Langley Street and the Mercers Walk quarter in Covent Garden.
Performances by dancers from Pineapple Dance Studios completed the evening, with choreography by Pineapple jazz tutor Mark Battershall.