October 2012

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Dance Ensemble in Taiwan

The UWI Festival Dance Ensemble attended the first Global Dance Summit in Taipei, Taiwan, in July. The Summit combines the work of two major international organisations, Dance and the Child International (daCi) and World Dance Alliance-Asia/Pacific (WDA-AP) providing a forum for discussion between dance educators, teachers, researchers and students to advocate for dance education and affirm the role that dance plays in young people’s lives.

The Ensemble presented workshops on folk dances of Trinidad and Tobago, a performance of “Reminising Haiti” and a paper presentation in Dance Dialogues titled Community Dance – Tradition, Identity and Change: The Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition”.