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Movements in New York

Sunday, February 25, 2018

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Local troupe Movements Dance Company was in New York earlier this month to help celebrate black history month and Jamaica 55 as guests of Jamaican Consul General to that city, Trudy Deans.

The performance, which was held at the Performing Arts Centre of York College, provided patrons with a taste of Jamaica through the art form of dance. The programme, featured works by the Artistic Director Monica Campbell McFarlane and artiste in residence of Movements, Christopher Huggins.

The company drew some of the popular works from its repertoire, including the celebratory Bread of Life and the popular Wrath of God, signature pieces of the Company choreographed by Huggins, which closed the evening's presentation and brought the house down, earning a standing ovation.

Gospel artiste Jermain Gordon also performed at the event and had patrons in enthusiatic praise and worship.

In her address to patrons, Consul General of Jamaica to New York Trudy Deans reflected on the many ways Jamaica and Jamaican culture had impacted the world. Observing that all countries face challenges she said the current challenges, facing Jamaica in no way overshadowed the resilience and determination of the Jamaican people anywhere in the world.

She said it is resilience, determination and pride that has made a small country such as Jamaica stand tall among the great nations of this world.

Deans said the prosperity of the nation depended on its unity and indivisibility and she hailed the Movements Dance Company of Jamaica as a contributor to this process.

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