Contemporary Dance shines at COCO Dance Festival 2017

With a strong line-up of choreographers for the 2017 season, the COCO Dance Festival 2017 proudly launches its 9th edition at Queen’s Hall Auditorium from the 27th to 29th of October. Every year, the festival creates a space for cutting-edge choreography where one can see the very best of modern contemporary dance from local, regional…

High Mass – A Spiritual Reawakening Through Dance

Les Enfants Dance Company will make a glorious return to the stage with its production of High Mass on Saturday 27th May 2017 at Christ Church, Cascade, and Sunday 28th May at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, Pleasantville, San Fernando. Conceptualised as a full mass in motion, High Mass was conceived by the legendary dance pioneer…

Kieron Sargeant – Selling T&T Dancers to the World

Dancer and choreographer Kieron Sargeant was so troubled by the lack of paid opportunities for dancers in T&T outside of Best Village and Carnival that he opened an agency which places dancers in jobs around the world. The Kieron Sargeant Dance and Performing Arts Agency, which was opened in January 2016, has showcased T&T culture…

Gregor Breedy Trinidad Dancer Choreographer Best Village Folks Dance

Gregor Breedy – Saving Trinbagonian Folk Dances

Veteran choreographer Gregor Breedy has been dancing for 36 years and is well known for his work in Best Village. His PhD research in Carnival Studies at UTT involves codifying the steps used in the folk dances of T&T, as a contribution to the dance community. Breedy said folk is currently one of the hardest…

La Danse Caraibe Shines With The Production, ‘Stars’

Heather Henderson-Gordon Creates Stellar Performance Space For Budding Dance Stars This year the budding dance luminaries of Heather Henderson-Gordon’s children’s dance school, La Danse Caraibe (LDC), are set to shine in their presentation, Stars.  The biennial production offers lovers of dance and the arts a medley of classical ballet, modern contemporary, tap, folk, limbo and…

“Rosie” – the quintessential Caribbean woman

By Juan-Pablo Alba Dennis Since its inception in 2010, the “Dance and Performance Institute of Trinidad and Tobago” has consistently brought and fostered a committed and focused type of performance art to national performance spaces. On Thursday July 28th, I had the opportunity to witness the fruit of the Institute’s continued labor at New Waves Presents,…

Fana’s fantastic “Rosie” debuts

This article was originally published to the T&T Guardian (24/07/16) Fana Fraser, a T&T-born dancer currently residing in New York, is one of the New Waves! 2016 artistes-in-residence. She will perform the T&T debut of her first original composition, Rosie, July 28-29 at Trinidad Theatre Workshop [formerly at the Nalis Amphitheatre], as part of the…

Isaiah Luther dances to perfection

(Originally published to the Trinidad Express 03/04/ 2016) 25 year-old Isaiah Luther, dancer and self employed fashion designer/stylist, model and visual merchandiser, will be performing in “Arise”, the upcoming 21st Season of the Metamorphosis Dance Company, from tomorrow to Thursday at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s. Luther, one of six male guest dancers performing with Metamorphosis this…