Move­ments launches can­dle­light

Daily Observer (Jamaica) - - SPORT -

MOVE­MENTS Dance Com­pany of Ja­maica is adding a new fea­ture in its an­nual cal­en­dar of ac­tiv­i­ties.

The event, Can­dle­light, will serve to re­place the tra­di­tional open­ing char­ity night of the troupe’s an­nual con­cert sea­son of dance, which over the years has been de­voted ex­clu­sively to var­i­ous char­i­ties. Can­dle­light will be staged in the first week in De­cem­ber each year. The con­cert sea­son will shift to the first half of the year and not the clos­ing seg­ment of the year as has been the case in re­cent times.

The first stag­ing of Can­dle­light, an evening of mu­sic, move­ment and wor­ship will be held this Satur­day, De­cem­ber 8, at Stephanie Hall and will ben­e­fit Holy Cross Church and a num­ber of other or­gan­i­sa­tions and causes sup­ported by the com­pany.

Move­ments will be joined on stage by reg­gae gospel artistes Ge­orge Nooks and Wayne Mar­shall, sax­o­phon­ist and flautist Ian Hird, gospel singer Noreta Lewis, and the mul­ti­tal­ented Ashe Per­form­ing Com­pany.

Ac­cord­ing to artis­tic di­rec­tor of Move­ments, Mon­ica Camp­bell Mcfar­lane, Can­dle­light will con­tinue the com­mit­ment to sup­port var­i­ous or­gan­i­sa­tions each year and pro­vide level mu­sic and dance the­atre in a fam­ily evening that will lift the spir­its and warm hearts.

“The change in the sched­ul­ing of our con­cert sea­son and the es­tab­lish­ment of a sep­a­rate ve­hi­cle ded­i­cated to char­ity will en­able the com­pany to bet­ter serve its au­di­ences and its com­mit­ment to as­sist­ing var­i­ous causes. Go­ing for­ward, the per­for­mance sched­ule of the com­pany will also con­cen­trate more on over­seas per­for­mances and en­gage­ments to reach au­di­ences out­side of Kingston who do not have the ready op­por­tu­nity to en­joy Ja­maican mod­ern con­tem­po­rary dance the­atre at the high­est level,” said Camp­bell.

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