The ballet, "Giselle" gets a jolt of Trini flavour

Dancers from the Metamorphosis Dance Company
in rehearsal for "Giselle".
Photo credit: Karen Johnstone
via Metamorphosis Dance Company
Last evening, we spent the night in dance and what a night it was.

The Metamorphosis Dance Company put on their re-worked tropical version of the ballet, Giselle. The production was absolutely fantastic and being there was time well-spent. Every scene was produced with great care and love, and delivered with the same passion by the dozens of young dancers. I loved the relevance of the production - from the colourful costumes of the villagers, indicative of the Caribbean spirit, to the insertion of local folklore. And it's not many Caribbean men who will commit to the art of ballet, so having the male leads be all local was a treat.

I think, based on the post-show conversation we had with other people, the show was really well received by everyone and I personally give it 2 thumbs up. Tonight is the last show, so I am also glad I made last night's show, as I am exhausted and surely could not commit to going out the night before the start of the taxing work week.

Of course, nothing ends a glorious night at Queen's Hall like a couple cocktails and some flirting. Nothing.


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