Local Vibes
February 5, 2010
Top class performance

Brilliant!

That’s how many persons leaving the Peace Memorial Hall last Saturday evening described the latest production put on by La Gracia Dance Company titled Rhythm of Life.{{more}}

The two-night event featured an array of dance routines that were well approved by the packed hall and had the crowd begging for more.

A Kaleidoscope of colours adorned the Junior, Intermediate and Senior dancers as they treated the crowd to a smoothly executed evening of entertainment. However, it was the junior dancers who stole most of the spotlight from the older dancers.

Looking like seasoned professionals, the youngsters glided across the stage gracefully and locked down each dance move to precision.

Coming all the way from the twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago to partake in the weekend’s shows was the Shashmane Cultual Ensemble.

The group, which focuses mainly on drumming and African dances, entertained the gathering with two pulsating performances.

Perhaps the highlight of the show came when the young dancers transformed into fashion models. They tiny tots sashayed in their cultural dresses and seemed to love the constant flashes of the camera.

Some of the dance numbers performed by the group included: Sweet Rhythm, Patterns, Umbrellas, Worship, Girls Night Out, Fantasy Garden, Revival, the Circle talks, Wishful Thinking, Feel the Rhythm, and to cap off the night’s proceedings, the group performed the dance: a Rhythmic Journey.

A special tribute was also paid to the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The senior girls portrayed some of Jackson’s signature dance moves and danced to perhaps one of the most popular songs of all times – Thriller.

The creative mastermind of the show, Maxine Browne, praised her dancers for putting on a great show and noted that a lot of preparation and hard work went into the group’s performances.

Awards were also distributed to the dancers for their contribution over the year.

The group in turn awarded Browne with a plaque of appreciation for her dedication to youth development through dance.