Movements launches candlelight

Friday, December 07, 2018

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Movements Dance Company of Jamaica is adding a new feature in its annual calendar of activities.

The event, Candlelight, will serve to replace the traditional opening charity night of the troupe's annual concert season of dance, which over the years has been devoted exclusively to various charities. Candlelight will be staged in the first week in December each year. The concert season will shift to the first half of the year and not the closing segment of the year as has been the case in recent times.

The first staging of Candlelight, an evening of music, movement and worship will be held this Saturday, December 8, at Stephanie Hall and will benefit Holy Cross Church and a number of other organisations and causes supported by the company.

Movements will be joined on stage by reggae gospel artistes George Nooks and Wayne Marshall, saxophonist and flautist Ian Hird, gospel singer Noreta Lewis, and the multitalented Ashe Performing Company.

According to artistic director of Movements, Monica Campbell McFarlane, Candlelight will continue the commitment to support various organisations each year and provide level music and dance theatre in a family evening that will lift the spirits and warm hearts.

“The change in the scheduling of our concert season and the establishment of a separate vehicle dedicated to charity will enable the company to better serve its audiences and its commitment to assisting various causes. Going forward, the performance schedule of the company will also concentrate more on overseas performances and engagements to reach audiences outside of Kingston who do not have the ready opportunity to enjoy Jamaican modern contemporary dance theatre at the highest level,” said Campbell.

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