|High Mass - in dance |
Friday, May 19 2017
LES ENFANTS Dance Company will make a glorious return to the stage with its production of High Mass on May 27 at Christ Church, Cascade, and on May 28 at St Barnabas Anglican Church, Pleasantville, San Fernando.
Conceptualised as a full mass in motion, High Mass was conceived by the legendary dance pioneer and Les Enfants’ founder – Joyce Kirton to celebrate the dance company’s 55th anniversary.
The production brings together the stalwart dance prodigies that form Kirton’s legacy, employing the renowned skills of companies such as Metamorphosis Dance Co, Alpha Theatrical Dance Co and Elements Dance Co; and will feature choreography by Kirton herself.
Prominent, integral figures on the dance scene such as Abeo Jackson and Breige Wilson who have trained under Kirton and Les Enfants, and Terry David who has been performing with the company since its early years, will also be featured.
With an eclectic selection of original and familiar musical compositions from TT, Jamaica, Argentina, Africa and American jazz, High Mass will present an exciting array of set pieces that will showcase the individual talent and interpretation of each choreographer, dancer and composer.
In pursuit of the perfection of technique and the Americanisation of the craft, dance in Trinidad seems to have lost its soul according to Joyce Kirton.
As such, her vision is to reaffirm the spiritual nature of dance and reconnect it to the African foundation through music and movement, said a media release.
Kirton seeks to provide a spiritually transformative experience through dance and hopes that patrons will not just think of High Mass as going to see a show in a church, but rather going to church; it is a mass in all senses of the word.
Kirton said that High Mass is the show that she has always wanted to do. Now that it has finally come to fruition, she promises a “creative spiritual” experience unlike any other.
Tickets cost $100 and will be available at the respective venues.
Showtime is 5 pm on both days.
For more info: 333-1297