Miramar Cultural Center to host Company Dance Theatre of Jamaica

Experience Jamaican culture at Miramar Cultural Center

SOUTH FLORIDA – Miramar Cultural Center will host The Company Dance Theatre, Jamaica on Saturday, December 5th 8pm as they present their latest production “The Rising” the title of its 27th anniversary tour at a one night only performance.

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.

Molding its members since 1988, Director Tony Wilson brings a wealth of experience and accomplishments to The Company Dance Theatre from years of scholarship and performance in New York at the Alvin Ailey School, the Martha Graham School, and Dance Theatre of Harlem; and also in Jamaica at the National Dance Theatre Company.

The Company Dance Theatre of Jamaica set to perform at Miramar Cultural Center
The Company Dance Theatre of Jamaica set to perform at Miramar Cultural Center

Many of the Company’s members have made vast contributions to the Arts, both within and outside of Jamaica.

In Jamaica, founding member of the Company, Barbara McDaniel, holds the title as artistic director of Xaymaca and Wolmer’s Dance Troupe; and Former Company member, Terry Hall, the Artistic Director of St. Andrew High School Dance Troupe. Outside Jamaica, former Company members perform in Ballet Hispanico and Garth Fagan Dance in New York, The Lion King in London’s West End and Ballet Creole in Toronto.

Wilson described the Miramar Cultural Center 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.

Tickets are available at the Miramar Cultural Center’s Box Office.


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