Ballet Creole’s dance triumph

Ballet Creole’s dance triumph

Soulful Messiah – a holiday tradition By Judith lezama Charles Growing up in the Caribbean and listening to Handel’s Messiah meant first and foremost that the countdown to Christmas and the holiday season was imminent. This was a special time, a joyful and religious experience for many. Last weekend at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto’s own Ballet […]

TRINGO: 45 years of building community

By Michael Lashley I take great pleasure in celebrating the successes of others, particularly when those successes are achieved by a group that is steeped in community-building activities. It fits in nicely with one of my favourite principles of youth and community development: It takes a village to raise a child! We can all take […]

A nostalgic night to remember

By Gerald V. Paul When pals of European and Caribbean ancestry got together, it was a time to fall in love all over again and continue doing good in our community. But in the laughter, food, friendship and bonding, there was another commonality: the passing of family members of both the Owen and Brewster families […]

NDTC celebrates Rex Nettleford at Sony

NDTC celebrates Rex Nettleford at Sony

National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) of Jamaica will cement its place as the Caribbean’s premier dance company on Nov. 4 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. This single-night show will feature standout performances from NDTC’s repertoire, built on dance and supported by remarkable music, costume and choreography. The Toronto audience will be favoured […]

Troupe in opening show for Pan Am Games

Troupe in opening show for Pan Am Games

Photo courtesy of Dance Caribe Performing Company By Alicia Sealey Toronto-based Dance Caribe Performing Company (DCPC) has been chosen as one of the professional dance troupes that will perform at the opening ceremony of the 2015 Pan Am Games. “We will be working with (Montreal-based) Cirque de Soleil on the opening ceremony presentation,” Artistic Director […]