An evening of dance

The spirit of Antigua and Barbuda and Grenada shone bright last Monday evening at Combermere School’s Major Noot Hall when the two countries presented an evening of dance for CARIFESTA.

Salsa was also part of the show.

Though not well attended, the dancers gave it their all and thoroughly entertained those present.

The Antigua Dance Theatre’s presentation was themed We Love We Antiguan Ting and it was choreographed by Sephra Peets. The series of dances, which sought to unfold Antigua and Barbuda’s folklore and calypso music, presented two women engaged in a heated argument about who knew the country better.

As the story ended, the ladies came to a realization that harmony and unity were a country’s way to productivity. It was a joy to watch the dancers, especially the younger one, so passionate about the art form. From the look of things, they had a grand time.

Peets did a short solo to the Antiguan song, Giving Thanks, exuding much confidence and grace. She’s made for the stage and her fellow dancers fed off her energy.

The Grenadians also enjoyed their time on stage. Their dances spoke to many themes including sexual abuse. The titles of some of the dances were Daddy’s Little Girl, Betrayal of Innocence and Tortured Souls.

Dance from the different islands continues every night during CARIFESTA at different locations across the island. 

Source: (DB)

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