Looking from a wider window of dance through the eyes of Astor Johnson, we ‘Awake his Legacy’.
“For Astor – 50th Anniversary” will be a celebration of 50 years of The Astor Johnson Repertory Dance Theatre (AJRDT), at Queen’s Hall from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 September 2022.
AJRDT’s founder, the late Astor Johnson, is recognized as one of the foremost Caribbean choreographers, and his and the company’s work have received national and international acclaim.
Over the last seven years, the AJRDT has been focusing on highlighting the profound and timeless work of Astor Johnson to young people, the diaspora and the international community, through weekly classes and rehearsals of Astor’s pieces, performances, symposia, the hosting of school workshops and social media exchanges. This upcoming production continues the mission to share Astor’s work with the world by showcasing his choreography through generations of dancers committed to the company and his legacy.
Audiences will experience fully-staged remounts of works like “Stay Up, Zimbabwe”, “Graveyard For The Living”, “Fusion”, and sections of Astor’s Bob Marley suite, as well as the premiere of brand new works by company members, as AJRDT celebrates 50 years of existence and honours one of Trinidad+Tobago’s great artists.
“For Astor – 50th Anniversary”
16-18 September 2022
Queen’s Hall, St. Ann’s, Trinidad
The Astor Johnson Repertory Dance Theatre, in commemoration of its 50th Anniversary and in memory of its late founder, Astor Johnson, presents:
– School Show – Friday 16th September 2022 from 10:00am – $50
– Gala / Performance night – Saturday 17 September 2022 from 6:00 p.m. $250.00
– Performance night – Sunday 18 September 2022 from 6:00 p.m. $150.00
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