Waitukubuli Dance Theatre Company to celebrate 45 years with dance production

The group in action
The group in action

The Waitukubuli Dance Theatre Company will be celebrating 45 years of creative dance with a dance production entitled “Celebrating the Dream” on Friday April 29th and Saturday April 30th 2016 at the Arawak House of Culture starting at 8 p.m. The event will form part of DOMFESTA activities this year.

The event will feature performances by the Senior, Intermediate and Junior sections of the Dance Company. Several new dance pieces will form part of this very exciting and colourful spectacle with new choreographic works by the Artistic Director Raymond Lawrence and also Dorelle Diolen, Curvelle Woodman, Scott Dorsette, Tricia Louis and Emanie Casimir among others.

During the show the Dance Company will also be honouring Dr. Alwin Bully for his contribution to the development of arts and culture in Dominica and the region.

Tickets for the show are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and are available at Depex and from Waitukubuli members. Sponsors of the dance production include the Ministry of Culture, Ross University, the AID Bank and Digicel Dominica Ltd.

The general public is being encouraged to support the dance production and be a part of a beautiful and creative expression of Dominica’s arts and culture.

During its 45 years of existence, the Waitukubuli Dance Theatre Company has been able to provide countless opportunities for hundreds of young persons in Dominica to develop their skills in creative dance, some of whom have gone on to form their own dance groups and conduct their own dance training programmes. We have organized the annual Miss Teen Dominica Pageant for 39 years and we have also organized Carnival bands, Galaxy of Stars productions, Miss Dominica Fashion Model competitions and dance drama productions which include “Papa Toussaint – the Slave Who Freed Haiti”, “Kabouki”, “The Resurrection” and the “The Power and the Glory”.

In addition, through the years the Dance Company has provided entertainment at every major festival in Dominica including the World Creole Music Festival, Independence Celebrations, Carnival, DOMFESTA and Emancipation Celebrations. The Company has also toured and staged performances in several Caribbean islands, promoting Dominica and Dominica’s culture everywhere it has performed.

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5 Comments

  1. HSealey
    May 15, 2016

    To the artistic director and his hard working and capable assistance team.Best of luck and keep on being positive.Bigup,,

  2. Sue
    April 30, 2016

    Wonderful performance last night, specially that bit of Drama! Congratulations on your 45th anniversary!

  3. April 19, 2016

    Congratulation, but I really believe that they need to learn some new movements. Maybe bringing on board a dance teacher from overseas, because every performance I’hv been to seems a reharsh of previous performances.

  4. DAinNY
    April 18, 2016

    Congratulations. I remember being home as a little girl and imitating these dancers while saying to myself, “when I get big I must be a waitikubuli dancer.” Up to now I still remember some of their moves and I’m 40. As for when I hear some Kassav, I always reflect on my beautiful childhood in DA. Thanks Mr. Lawrence. Long live Waitikulbuli Dance Theatre Company. To many more years.

  5. love I
    April 18, 2016

    Congratulations Mr. RAYMOND LAWRENCE…and the whole group…this is really a time to celebrate…Mr. Lawrence you too come from a very talented family…and thank you for your commitment…may God continue to bless you all…CELEBRATE WITH THE DANCE..

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