MAGIC & MOTION: Lovers of fine dance theatre are in for a splendid treat this month, when Plié for the Arts puts on Amalgamation: An International Dance Gala at the Little Theatre on September 23 and 24, commencing at 7:30pm and 6pm respectively. The two-night recital promises electrifying, ovation-worthy performances from local and international talents, namely the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica, the American Ballet Theatre, Alonso King Lines, the Company Dance Theatre, Jamie Thompson, Movements Dance Company, the Stella Maris Dance Ensemble, Sade Bully, Terk Lewis and the world-renowned Alvin Ailey. The raft of sponsors includes such champions of the arts as Wata, the Jamaica Observer, Flow and the Jamaica Tourist Board. For details and ticket info, contact the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PREVENTION & CURE: To mark Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a number of events have been scheduled for September. Among the major highlights on the roster is the Prostate Cancer Medical Symposium, slated for Sunday, September 17 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. Being put on by the Jamaica Cancer Society in partnership with the Jamaican Urological Society, the University Hospital’s Tony Thwaites Wing and the National Health Fund, the symposium will feature keynote presentations on critical aspects of prostate cancer treatment, including screening, diagnosis and radiation. Several consultant urologists will bring their vast expertise to the podium. Among the speakers are Dr. William Aiken, Dr. Venslow Greaves, Dr. Robert Wan, Dr. Michael Brooks and Dr. Leroy Harrison. The event is free for members of the public.