Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, February 5th, 2017
A beautifully serene rendition of ‘Evening Time’ brought the musical overture at the launch of the National Dance Theatre Company’s 55th anniversary celebrations to a close.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, October 30th, 2016
Trevor Nairne’s dancehallesque adaptation of Dennis Scott’s fantastic fable Dog is rife with sweet possibilities.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
Six years after Rex Nettleford’s passing, the National Dance Theatre Company reached inward and stretched, pulling out Kevin Moore’s Hommage a’ Dambala, a sweeping dance that is a clear inheritor of Nettleford’s legacy of mining folk culture and combining live music with dance for a d
Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, April 29th, 2016
Women have always played important and diverse roles in Jamaican theatre from the days of writer and producer Una Marson in the 1920s and ‘30s through to Greta Fowler co-founder of the Little Theatre Movement and on to director and co-founder of the Barn Theatre Yvonne Brewster.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, April 15th, 2016
In the School of Drama’s current interpretation of Euripedes’ The Bacchae, director Marvin George attempts to translate the greek tragedy to issues of relevance to the contemporary Caribbean. It is an attempt born of great intentions, both creative and cultural.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, April 7th, 2016
Franklin Halliburton’s musical, 1865 produced and performed by the University Singers, successful staged its coup and come out as the best production of 2015, at the end of Monday night’s Actor Boy Awards.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
Though not as much a staple of Easter in Jamaica as bun and cheese and fried sprat and hardough bread, with 35 years under its leotard the National Dance Theatre Company’s Morning of Movement and Music is an established tradition.
Yashika Graham | Friday, March 25th, 2016
Men and women faceoff in Ellis International’s newest production, He Said She Said, a comedy revue now on show at the Courtleigh Auditorium in Kingston, exploring touchy relationship issues for a good laugh.
Yashika Graham | Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
Come April 4, when the curtains open on the 2015 Actor Boy Awards, the air will be full of anticipation, as some 20 productions contend for coveted prizes in 21 categories.
Yashika Graham | Saturday, February 27th, 2016
It would not have been surprising if audience members at Wednesday’s staging of Patrick Brown’s Duppy Whisperer had left post production, wheeling or issuing salts as proverbial guards against the conjurings they had witnessed.