Talent exposition provides an eye-opening show

Hundreds of parents, family members
and well-wishers turned out on Sunday, June, 27 for the 2010 Talent Exposition
of the Arts, hosted by the Self-Help Foundation at the Harquail Theatre.

“This year was exceptionally
fantastic, and I can’t find the words to describe how pleased we are with our
young people,” said JC Connor, Self-Help founder and event organizer. “I give
all the honour to the families, who encouraged their children to get involved
and cultivate their talents, as well as those who came out to rehearsals and to
the actual show.”

The budding talent, of varying ages
and disciplines, did not disappoint.

Beniel Miller mesmerized the
audience with a classical rendition of Bob Marley’s Redemption Song, before
teaming with Kenroy Millwood for a ballad that brought the house down.

An old-time Caymanian monologue was
delivered with marksman-like precision by Caymanian Story Telling 2010 winner
Jevaughnie Ebanks, while a young man known as Jiggz Jay, gave every Caymanian
in attendance reason to be proud of the kind of talent that Grand Cayman is
spawning. His dance-hall style and clever delivery of mega-witty lines were
truly a sight and sound to behold.

There were also performances from
the children of the Kri Performing Art School and a number of entertaining
dances and skits.

The Talent Exposition of the Arts
has put on eight shows since 2001, with one cancelled due to Hurricane Ivan,
said Mr. Connor,

“The talent, public support and
everything involved with the event has grown” over the years,
he said.