NIFCA week­end of mixed dis­ci­plines

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - Entertainment -

The pre­lim­i­nar­ies have ended and the semi-fi­nal­ists have been se­lected for the first Na­tional In­de­pen­dence Fes­ti­val Of Cre­ative Arts (NIFCA) Per­form­ing Arts semi­fi­nal this week­end.

It starts tonight at the the Lester Vaughan Sec­ondary School and con­tin­ues to­mor­row and Sun­day at the Ma­jor Noot Hall at the Comber­mere School.

The sec­ond semi­fi­nal week­end is set to start on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 12, this time at the Alexan­dra School, and will run un­til Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 14, with the per­for­mances be­ing held at the Comber­mere School for the other two days.

The per­for­mances cho­sen from the semi-fi­nal stage will ad­vance to the fi­nals. At this point the for­mat will change to dis­ci­pline – spe­cific nights and a mixed night for the ju­niors. The dance, mu­sic and ju­nior nights will be held at the Frank Col­ly­more Hall and the theatre arts pre­sen­ta­tions at the Daphne Joseph­hack­ett Theatre.

Last Sat­ur­day there was a hive of ac­tiv­ity on the road last Sat­ur­day as the cel­e­bra­tions be­gan for NIFCA 2018 to mark 45 years of ex­cel­lence in the arts.

The pro­mo­tional road show, tagged NIFCA Pun De Road, was not only de­signed to keep its publics in the know and to gen­er­ate aware­ness about the start of the up­com­ing fes­ti­val, but also to step out into the com­mu­nity, tak­ing the arts into pop­u­lar/high traf­fic spa­ces.

For a few hours the Na­tional Cul­tural Foun­da­tion (NCF) turned the deci­bels all the way up with in­ter­views and per­for­mances live on the road which saw the NCF mov­ing a 40-ft trailer full of tal­ent from their head­quar­ters at West Ter­race, St James, mak­ing four ex­cit­ing stops in Bridgetown and then head­ing to the Massy Stores Su­per­centre car park in War­rens for the fi­nal 45-minute pre­sen­ta­tion.

The per­for­mances in­cluded a cross sec­tion of long-time par­tic­i­pants who are con­sid­ered as some of the stake­hold­ers in the fes­ti­val, along­side a few of the young, up and com­ing awardees.

They are all an em­bod­i­ment of what the NCF was try­ing to show­case – the sheer tal­ent within these shores and the many par­tic­i­pants who owe their ca­reers to the recog­ni­tion re­ceived on the NIFCA stage.

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