This year’s dance therapy theme has encouraged the dancers to leave their troubles in the wings and allow the transcending nature of dance to take total control once they hit the stage, said a spokesperson for the group. From thought provoking and exciting choreography, to stunning costumes and stage design, this recital has not neglected any element of a superb production, they added.
Director Julie Martin has described it as ‘an in-depth exploration of the powerful and healing effect of dance’ and is encouraging the public to join The Children Dance Theatre as they utilize the art of dance to rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit.
With Kittitians celebrating Valentine’s Day and Black History Month in the month of February the CDT is adding dance to that list. The spokesperson indicated that while tickets are still available for the encore performance on Saturday 22nd February, the opening appearance on Sunday 16th is already sold out.
‘SHAKE IT OFF’ is shaping out to be just what the doctor ordered, said a release from the group, adding that the dancers will be under the tutelage of Nekirah Nicholls, Tama Martin, Xia Claxton, Roberitine Webbe, Krystal Glasford, Shanda LaBega, Heidi Slack and Shara-Lee Mourillon, all young and talented dancers who have been working relentlessly in hopes of delivering a phenomenal performance in this their twenty-fourth season of dance.
The show will also feature the reigning Miss Talented Teen and Miss Caribbean Talented Teen who are both proud members of The Children’s Dance Theatre. Also making a special appearance is National Carnival Queen, Kaeve ‘Mimi’ Armstrong, the Fireflies Dance School, Creative Sole Dance Company and the CFBC Dance Ensemble.
The recital on Sunday, 16th February commences at 5:00pm, while the repeat performance on Saturday 22nd February will be at 6:00pm. Tickets are usually available from members of the group.