Performers LEAP into fairy tale

ZIZ Newsroom, Basseterre, December 9, 2012 — Over two hundred young performers took to the stage last night for the third musical production of The Learning And Empowerment Through The Arts Programme or LEAP.

The performers used drama, dance and song, to delight the audience with a classic “rescue the princess” fairy tale with a twist.

The majority of the production showed off the talents of leaps dancers who ranged from toddlers to adults.

Risers — Actors of LEAP

The music covered various genres including Disney hits, R&B, classic reggae and local soca.

Leap’s director, Genieve Hanley has said that the group’s mission is to nurture healthy minds, bodies and personalities through the power of the arts”.

She said to do this they provide a fun, fresh, comprehensive syllabus of artistic and educational development through a flexible and diverse curriculum that reflects the rich multicultural state of the Caribbean.

A snapshot of the entire cast

Although the entire cast performed admirably, this reporter gives special kudos to Kajali Hanley Gumbs’ spirited portrayal of the Lord; the Juniors collaboration for their tribal dance number and the vocal stylings of Tabitha Jenkins.

It’s safe to say that upon leaving patrons were left with a mixed feeling of satisfaction and hunger for the next LEAP production.

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