OKOLO Dancers sharpen skill at prominent college

Performance by “Dance Works” of the Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Art

St. Kitts, July 03, 2010: Two members of the Okolo Tegremantine Arts Theatre (OTAT) left the Federation on Thursday to attend a one month summer dance workshop at the prominent Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, in Jamaica.

Okolo, which is celebrating 37th anniversary this year, decided to provide additional training to Tomeeka “Kinja” Richards and Alphonso Henry – two of its younger dancers. An official for the group said that “Okolo is committed to maintaining its high standard of performance and was pleased to expose its members to the advanced training that would enhance their skills.

The July 05 to 30 progamme reportedly is very extensive and exciting with the concept of Caribbean Dance – Jamaican – Preserving the Past, Nurturing the Present, Carving the Future. The dancers will be exposed to a wide selection of techniques which highlight Caribbean Folk, Reggae-Based Modern, Cuban and Ballet styles.

The Management of the OTAT would like to thank Dr Ken Ballentyne, Christophe Harbour, Brimstone Hill Society and Mr. Melvin Edwards for partnering with the organization to ensure that the dancers are given the best opportunities. This was made even more significant as Okolo strives to find wholesome activities for our youths while at the same time raise the level of dance theatre and by extension the entertainment offerings of St Kitts.

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