Tuesday 25 February, 2020

BCC dance students celebrate freedom

Students of the Barbados Community College during Portfolio showcase.

Students of the Barbados Community College during Portfolio showcase.

It was a celebration of hard work and dedication as the Final Year students in the dance program of the Barbados Community College showcased the 2017 Dance Portfolio.

Shaleem Small, Chainna Cox, Kaya Phillips and Shakayla Estwick pulled out all the stops during Saturday night’s performance at the Frank Collymore Hall before friends, family and staff of the College.  

Crossroads - BCC Dance Portfolio

Small statured Phillips took over the stage with big personality in each performance but especially so during her solo- decked out in Rastafarian garb as she professed her love of self. The lone male in the group, Small, put forward an admirable performance in his choreographed piece ‘Unequal’ as well as his solo. In her solo performance Chainna Cox delivered a passionate piece highlighting a dancer’s struggle to stay motivated. Estwick’s grace shone through during her solo, a piece which spoke to the need to avoid dependence on others.

The most moving piece of the night appeared to be ‘Breathing in the Darkness’, choreographed by Phillips and performed to a spoken word piece. No doubt the favourite segment of the night with both the audience and dancers was the African dance under the theme ‘Celebrating Freedom’ which had all clapping and tapping along to the beat.

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