The Company Dance Theatre will present its latest production “The Rising” of its 27th anniversary tour on Saturday, December 5th, at the Miramar Cultural Center at 8 p.m.
Jamaica’s Consul General, Franz Hall and Miss Jamaica World 2005, Ms. Terri-Karelle Reid, will be the honorary chairs of the one night performance of Jamaica’s leading modern dance company, under the artistic direction and founder Tony Wilson, who also operates the Tony Wilson School of Dance in Kingston.
The 27th anniversary season which opened at the Little Theatre in Kingston recently features new and remounted pieces from Jamaican choreographers as well as those from the renowned Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, New York. The titular piece “Rising” choreographed by Tony Wilson will present a showcase of the Company’s progress, described as pulsating musical accompaniment, featuring solos, duets and strong group work of modern contemporary pieces fused Caribbean folk style.
Wilson described the Florida performance as “very well packaged with a wide range repertoire of sheer energy, beauty and passion,” and also featuring guest dancers from the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre.
He added that “The Company Dance Theatre, now in its 27th Anniversary Season, will deliver and celebrate dance with the people of South Florida” as he invites patrons to experience the stories of “The Rising”, featuring extraordinary dancers as they display some of Jamaica’s most hidden talents.