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Ibis T&T wows ’em at Naparima Bowl

Published: 
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Protagonist Afiya Huggins decides whether or not to accept a proposal ring during the performs of Cheerless Joy.

 

The Ibis T&T dancers delivered a captivating love story performance and enthralled the audience at the Naparima Bowl on July 27. The theatre production entitled ME, told of a young woman, Maria (Afiya Huggins), who was faced with decisions on life and friendship. The story began with a party scene, where Maria received a marriage proposal. She accepted and so began her downward spiral into drugs and abuse. With a combination of contemporary and hip hop dances, the performers thrilled the audience as they told the story in dance. The accompaniment of live music by the choir and band enhanced the message of the narrative, which highlighted real issues faced by young people. 
The play ended with replay of the opening scene and the expectation that her life would take a different turn with her rejection of the proposal. “Adults lose hope in the youths today, we wanted to show that they can do positive things and that dance can help this, we are doing something different, dance with a message,” said choreographer Sherma Burke-Forde. Ibis T&T was formed in 2005.

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