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National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica

3 May @ 7:45 pm - 4 May @ 10:00 pm BST

£10 – £20

Be captivated by mesmerising rhythms and vibrant movements as the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica embarks on a ground-breaking performance at Curve for Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2024.

Founded in the spirit of Jamaica’s independence in 1962, the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica is a beacon of artistic excellence, blending tradition with innovation to create a dance experience like no other. The National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica will take you on a breath-taking journey through Jamaica’s rich cultural heritage. Through a seamless fusion of African rhythms, European melodies, and contemporary influences, the dancers will bring to life the island’s vibrant folklore, rituals, and stories.

The company’s repertoire, honed over six decades, celebrates unique dance traditions of Jamaica, weaving together elements of reggae, dancehall, and traditional folk dances. Works showcased in this mixed bill performance include the Orville McFarlane’s contemporary Caribbean choreography Circa 2K and the thought-provoking Introspection by Marlon D Simms, which premiered at Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2023 and Kumina.

Choreographed by dance pioneer Rex Nettleford over 50 years ago, Kumina has become one of the company’s signature pieces closing performances since it was first created for the 1971 season and is an audience favourite.  It is based on spiritual rituals of Congolese origin, found largely in the parish of St Thomas.  Kumina rites are held for a variety of occasions – for mourning, tombing, healing, thanksgiving and even when help is needed to win a court case or for winning a lover.  Included in the work is a dance combat called “Warrick” (stickplay). 

Beyond the stage, the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica is more than a dance company – it’s a symbol of unity, resilience and national pride.  The artists, drawn from various professions, bring a deep sense of commitment and passion to their art, embodying the spirit of Jamaica.  Their performances serve as a testament to the power of collaboration, creativity, and cultural preservation.   

Join us for an unforgettable evening of dance, music, and cultural celebration with the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica, only at Curve for Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2024.  

Age guidance: 4+

Details

Start:
3 May @ 7:45 pm BST
End:
4 May @ 10:00 pm BST
Cost:
£10 – £20
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.curveonline.co.uk/whats-on/shows/national-dance-theatre-company-of-jamaica/

Venue

Curve Theatre
60 Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB Leicester
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