LOCAL TALENT Dancin’ Africa and Jamaica’s L’Acadco were awesome as they lifted a large crowd at CARIFESTA XIII Dance Caribbean! In The Contemporary at the newly refurbished Wildey Gymnasium on Thursday night.
Dancin’ Africa opened the night with a piece entitled Black Lives Matter, an energetic and poignant depiction of the horrors inflicted on Blacks throughout history.
The stifling of black consciousness and speech and societal suffocation ended with the dancers casting off dampening white cloaks and freeing their taped mouths.
The scaffolding on the stage evoked physical and psychological memories of slavery and also projected scenes of hanging and crucifixions. Ironically, those “slaves” on the scaffold helped to lift some of the modern-day sufferers from their oppression. (KB)
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