Five students from the KRI
Performing Arts School of Dance travelled to Kingston, Jamaica, on 2 March for
the Third Annual Jamaica Dance Umbrella Festival to perform several
contemporary and folk dances and to participate in workshops.
Vicotria King, Monique Brooks,
Nicole Sterling, Kenya McDermott, Ica Eden and Yanique Vernon spent five days
at classes and viewing other dance companies and then performed at the Phillip
Sherlock Centre on 3 to 6 March.
“The trip has some personal
significance for me in that it is the first time I will be returning to my home
country with my own dance company, a group I have been working with for some
time now,” said Kirk Roe, owner of the
school. He said the troupe performed with some of the most elite
companies from around the world, as well as the national Jamaican and Barbadian
National Team. “This is a great honour,” he said.