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Caribbean Talent on Show at Decades of Dance – Newsday Aug 22nd 2019

Newspaper: Newsday
Writer: Janelle De Souza
Date Published: Aug 22nd, 2019

IF Carifesta’s Decades of Dance had been a competition, Jamaica’s Movements Dance Company would have won hands down.

The Wrath of God, choreographed by international choreographer Christopher Huggins, had a militant feel thanks to the accompanying operatic music, with its uniform underlying beat, dancers dressed in simple, all-black costumes, and their methodical movements. Each dancer moved with precision and together they were in perfect sync.

Although a few moves were used several times, the dance never felt repetitive. In fact it was exciting as dancers kept moving on and off the stage, fluid in the transitions, and different groupings of dancers performed. The energy was also palpable and transferred to the audience, so that at the end, the company received a standing ovation.

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