Saturday, 21 November 2015

GROUP DYNAMICS: Highlights from MoDA Business Seminar + Flow Super Cup Finale + Schools’ Drama Fest, and more

WINNING STREAK: Nov. 12, Kingston. For the fourth year in a row, Ardenne High took home the highly coveted Marcus Garvey Award for Excellence at the National Performing arts Awards ceremony held at the Institute of Jamaica’s lecture theatre in downtown Kingston. Executive Director of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Delroy Gordon, made the trophy presentation to co-curricular coordinator Marsha Dennis-Lawrence (left) and drama teacher Suzanne Beadle. Ardenne was also a top-seven school in the inaugural Shakespeare School’s Championship, which culminated in September. (Photo: JCDC)

EYES ON THE PRIZE: Nov. 12, Trinidad. As it turns out, Jamaican audiences are not the only ones bowled over by playwright Aston Cooke’s thrilling musical drama Jonkanoo Jamboree. Jamaica’s young contingent (directed by Danar Royal) to the 2015 Schools’ Drama festival in the twin-island republic were a hit with the judges and audience, as the swept the competition snagging all the major awards, including Best Production, Best Music and Best Choreography. The Jamaicans, who also picked up a few acting prizes, were sponsored by the CHASE Fund. (Photo: Jamaica Youth Theatre)

GAME FACES: Nov. 14, Kingston. Last weekend’s exhilarating Flow Super Cup grand finale, which rocked the National Stadium, brought out tonnes of supporters for contenders Jamaica College and eventual victors St. George’s College. We hear that the loudest cheers came from principals Margaret Campbell (of George’s) and Ruel Reid (of JC), both seen here sharing a candid with Flow’s Garry Sinclair (left). (Photo: Live Stush)

SHOW STOPPERS: Nov. 16, United States. The lively Caribbean musical Flambeaux was the toast of the recent Audelco Awards, which recognizes outstanding work in the theatrical arts in and around the New York community. Multitalented Jamaican actor and singer Andrew Clarke (second right), who has won numerous awards at the World Championships of the Performing arts, led a string Jamaican presence in the production, which was staged in September. (Photo: Jeff Anderson-Gunter)

STYLE & SUBSTANCE: Nov. 19, Kingston. The business side of the fashion industry and opportunities for industry people were the main points of discourse as Jampro hosted the 2015 MoDA Business Seminar at their Braemar Avenue/Trafalgar Road offices in the capital on Thursday. The seminar was very well-attended. Here, MoDA conceptualizer and chief organizer Kerry-Ann Clarke (third left) shares lend time with a handful of the presenters and audience members who supported the event. (Photo: Skkan Media)

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