Theatre and Dance

Theatre and Dance, People, Cuba

Dancing with Cubans | Backstory

Cuba’s Ballet Santiago debuted a daring production that pushed its dancers and audiences beyond anything they’d done or seen before — with more to come, learns Donna Yawching

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Music, Theatre and Dance, People, United Kingdom, Trinidad and Tobago

Melanie La Barrie: Broadway bound | Snapshot

After decades delighting audiences in Trinidad & Tobago and Great Britain, Melanie (Hudson) La Barrie makes her Broadway debut. Caroline Taylor learns more

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Theatre and Dance, People, Barbados

Gina Mayers: daring to dance | Inspire

Dance has brought Gina Mayers through devastating personal loss and a Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis — and to stages from Barbados to New York, writes Shelly-Ann Inniss

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Immerse, Theatre and Dance, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Alana Rajah: devoted to the dance | Backstory

Originating in south India almost two thousand years ago, Bharatanatyam, a major classical dance form, is little known in Trinidad, where most Indian cultural traditions are rooted in the north of the subcontinent. Alana Rajah has set out to change that. Trained at the Kalakshetra school in Chennai, her goal is to establish Bharatanatyam in her home country — adapting and improvising as needed. Sharda Patasar learns more

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Immerse, Theatre and Dance, History, People, Cuba

Alicia Alonso: forever prima | Backstory

How did Havana come to be one of the world’s leading centres of classical ballet? Nazma Muller tells the story of prima donna assoluta Alicia Alonso, and her influence on generations of Cuban dancers

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Theatre and Dance, People

Natalie Reis: flamenco flame

Natalie Reis always knew she had rhythm. A Trinidadian of Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Scottish, African, Carib, and Dominican...

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Theatre and Dance, Trinidad and Tobago

Heart of Steel

Fourteen years after its premiere in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Derek Walcott’s musical Steel finally makes it to the Trinidad stage with...

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Theatre and Dance, Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad Theatre Workshop: still searching

Forty years, in any enterprise, should spell security. In the case of a theatre, a roof over one’s head perhaps, and a sense of knowing...

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