Metamorphosis Dance Comapny presents Language of the Soul

Source – Newsday
Date Published – Sunday 14th April 2013
Writer – Angela Pidduck

In 1995, dance teacher Nancy Herrera saw the need for “a stepping stone” for the talented senior dancers of the Caribbean School of Dancing who had completed the level of dance taught at the school.

She founded the Metamorphosis Dance Company to act as this “stepping stone”, the bridge for dancers who would eventually go abroad to do further studies.  Herrera’s vision has succeeded against all odds as the company produces its 18th season “Language of the Soul” at Queen’s Hall from April 25-28.

This year Herrera has returned to the format of using several choreographers for the show – Carol Yip Choy, Bridgette Wilson, Claudia Applewhaite and Juan Pablo Alba Dennis. Last year, the company hosted its successful production of the first ever full length contemporary Caribbean ballet, “Giselle”, in collaboration with two international ballet artists, Frederic Jahn and his wife Patricia Ruanne, ballet masters and custodians of Rudolf Nureyev’s work who are based in Guadeloupe. Jahn will return in July to lay the groundwork for the production of another full length ballet for the 2014 season, says Hererra.

For this year’s production, however, Herrera, also artistic director of the company, says “each choreographer is producing what he/she wants, speaking with their voice, in their language, coming from their souls.”  Click here for full article.