I recently came back from Caracas – Venezuela, where I was leading an intensive week of Dancehall Theatre workshops.
The project was organised and set up by the British Council, and initiated by a young Venezualian university student Kimberley Tarache.
I had the priviledge and honour to work alongside two Jamaican icons: Orville Hall (Dancehall choreographer, lecturer, performer, playwright) and Dr Donna Hope (UWI).
About 100 dancers attended the workshops and lectures during that week. The dancers were so hungry for knowledge and training, they travelled from all over Venezuela to Caracas to attend the training program.
It was a very emotional experience. The exchanges were rich, socially, intellectually and artistically. We all created a strong bond and many friendships. The sense of family and brother/sisterhood made the thought of travelling back each day a little bit harder.
I have a 1000 things to say about my experiences in Venezuela, and I am still dreaming and refecting about 1000 others.
For the time being, I am posting a few pictures of this beautiful trip which has left a print in my heart: