Showing posts from March, 2013

Sneak Peek Behind the Curtain - In Preparation for NDTC's Morning of Movement and Music

NDTC’s Morning of Movement and Music dedicated to Eduardo Rivero-Walker, Monica McGowan and Maud Fuller

The annual Morning of Movement and Music mounted by the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) in association with The Little Theatre Movement (LTM) will celebrate its 32nd Anniversary, this Easter Sunday, March 31.

The 6 am performance will take place at The Little Theatre, Tom Redcam Drive in Kingston, and is dedicated to the lives of Founding Member Monica McGowan, long-standing friend of the Company, Maud Fuller and Cuban Professor and Choreographer, Eduardo Rivero-Walker.

Artistic Director Barry Moncrieffe says that the usually capacity-filled audience, will be treated to a renewed programme featuring the full 50-member Company of Dancers, Singers, Orchestra and Creative Technicians.
“In celebration of the 32nd anniversary of the NDTC’s annual act of worship, we have added a number of new elements to the programme, which we are certain our loyal supporters will enjoy as we celebrat…


Director Fabian Thomas has developed the reputation of bringing non-traditional, edgy and challenging theatrical productions to the Jamaican stage. His upcoming production  continues that tradition. Described by the director/producer as his ‘most challenging and intriguing’ effort to date, Thomas will present 2 of the plays from Tarell Alvin McCraney’s highly praised and revered trilogy The Brother/Sister Plays. In the Red and Brown Water and The Brothers Size will run at the Pantry Playhouse March 15 - 24 and March 29 - April 7 respectively.
“As soon as I read the book, I knew I had to direct them!”, Thomas shares, referring to McCraney’s The Brother/Sister Plays which have been described as “dangerous, modern-day stories of kinship, love, heartache and coming-of-age”, while it has been said that the young playwright “speaks with authenticity about a world that is gritty and lyrical, urban and mythic. One of the most startling new American theatrical voices of the 21st century, McCra…

Jamaica Dance Umbrella honours dance stalwart Barbara Requa & has dialogue on the state of dance!

The PSCCA Arts Festival is an annual display of intercontinental performing arts with the Jamaica Dance Umbrella specifically providing a platform honouring the work of dancers and dance artistes while providing a platform for prominent dance collectives from across the island, the Caribbean as well as other regions including North and South America to showcase their talents. In celebrating 5 years as Jamaica’s premier dance festival the organisers hosted their first dance focused panel discussion – ‘DANCE DIALOGUES: MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH DANCE’.

The panel dubbed "Dance Dialogues" was presented under the patronage of the Embassy of France in Jamaica and produced in partnership with the Kingston Book Festival (Book Industry Association of Jamaica).

Perhaps the highlight of the afternoon, after a very vibrant and necessary discussion on the evolution of dance in Jamaica, Barbados, the Caribbean and its Diaspora, the JDU team honoured Mrs. Barbara Requa, the consummate artiste w…